so as i was walking home from my sunday afternoon walk a couple weeks ago, i saw a splash of pink in the distance and decided to do a little more trespassing. i was rewarded with some patches of fresh milkweed.
i found this little guy right away. he was happy with the drizzle and doing a bit of singing. i believe i saw some of his kinfolk earlier this summer.
i also saw the usual buggy pick up joint.
and then i saw this. my very first tennessee monarch. wowzas. made me so happy. i only had my iphone with me, and this was the only picture i managed to snag before it left but you'd better believe i was planning on some butterfly stalking.
i'm really starting to love that late summer in between season. it has a beauty all its own.