A summer of butterflies 🦋

The weather outside is cool. The sun is beautiful, but the desert is dry and void of summer colors. Photos are a great way to go back in time and relive the beauty. It is a reminder that spring is soon to come. It brings hope of flower blossoms and summer butterflies. If you want…

Orange Sulphur (…or Clouded Sulphur?)

Orange Sulphur, also known as the alfalfa butterfly. And not to be confused with the Clouded Sulphur butterfly. Thank you iNaturalist! iNaturalist is a very cool app that will help me identify plants and creatures of all kinds. After posting and doing my best to determine the identity, secret superpower scientists will pop up on…

Sunset Walks

Summer transitions to fall The air cools Sunset walks Just me My camera The butterflies and moths Caught up in the moments The breeze blows my troubles away

Meet the Queen

Yes, this beautiful caterpillar will blossom into the queen butterfly (Danaus gilippus)! I have many photos of The Queen. How awesome to discover the queen butterfly caterpillar Sunday morning on my walk. I took a few extra minutes to walk through the “butterfly garden” at our nature preserve down the road, and I made this…

25 💖

Wednesday, on our early morning walk, I captured this photo of these two butterflies sharing a flower. Was this perhaps a sign? A reminder that sharing life with someone special is itself, great value? You see, last Wednesday was our 25th wedding anniversary. Something we had started planning for months and months ago. And because…