Quietly floating along, they add such a beautiful, graceful note to the garden. In the early morning hours as I tend to my flowers I take great pleasure in watching them glide in for a gentle landing on the butterfly bushes.
~ Monarch ~
Watching them perched on the flowers I can't help but marvel at the beauty and fragility of these remarkable beings. In their own understated way, they remind me to relax, slow down and be present. Which at that moment means setting down the trowel and stopping for a few moments to absorb the peacefulness these amazing creatures offer as they float through the air. To me it is so calming.
~ Spicebush Swallowtail ~
This time of year the butterflies are putting on quite a show.
With butterfly bushes on either side of my patio, sitting on the patio now puts us in the direct flight pattern. A most delightful place to be :D.