This lovely Red Admiral butterfly has been hanging around my Echinacea plants for the past couple of days. However, every time I grab the camera it seems to see me coming and fly away. Just a moment ago, it flew onto the window frame right beside me and posed for a moment.
The episode reminds me of the only time I saw a Monarch butterfly in Edmonton. It was on my Russian Olive tree. I flew out the door with my camera and chased it around the yard. The photos were terrible and none of them looked as if they had a butterfly in them — but I swear it was a Monarch! I know my butterflies!
I need to take a bunch of photos of my yard. I have such pretty things blooming right now. The constant hail and rainstorms have had their way with my garden this summer, but it’s still quite beautiful. Now if I can only get out and clean up without getting a thousand mosquito bites. If it’s not one thing . . .