Once again I will feature Jakes' photography.
We have had more butterflies on the yard in the last week or so
than we had all last summer.
This first one is a Red Admiral.These are by far the most abundant right now.
It is not uncommon to see 3 or 4 in a small area.
Of course the most well known butterfly is the Monarch.
Again,last year we saw only one or two,and that was late in the season.
We now have several floating around the yard.
The Lilacs have lost most of their beauty,but the butterflies still seem to find some nourishment.
I am thankful for these flying flowers,as they grace the faded blooms.
These are all taken by Jake,and here is one reason why.
This Mourning Cloak landed on my arm and hand twice in a short time.
I find it to be such a special thing when a butterfly softly lands on me.
He then decided to go for a ride on my camera lens.
It's pretty hard to take a picture of him myself.
I did take a picture of a different one,while I had this visitor on my lens.
We had been disappointed with the lack of birds,but God knows how to send a ray of sunshine into each life.
God adorns each day with bouquets of blessing.