i went back the next day with the real camera. i saw that darn butterfly as i was walking up, but then she flew away. i did get some better shots of this guy though. he had assumed the position with his butt in the air like he just don't care. i think he was getting ready for the big change. it was late afternoon/early evening when i took these shots. i think he looks quite dapper in the golden glow.
switched out lenses for the macro here and in the following photos.
this little guy was funny. i love the shot of him peeking up over the milkweed.
back to the kit lens. as i was stalking the monarch, i had fun watching this barn cat stalking something off in the field.
this is the little monarch habitat. i sat on that tire reading and waiting for the butterfly to return, but she never did. oh well. i discovered a lovely, peaceful place to read!