Imagine spending your days flying around, alighting on flowers & drifting on gentle air currents (yes - I am studiously ignoring any negatives here!!). Butterflies transfix me, sighting one will cause me to be still, almost holding my breath without realising I am doing so, & just watch. And I could watch for hours, gentle, silent, beautiful creatures that could teach us humans a lesson or two .....& have if we stop to think about it.
If nothing ever changed there'd be no butterflies. ~Author Unknown
"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~Rabindranath Tagore
When I grow up - I want to be a butterfly. Besides being able to fly, be free & for the most part beautiful, they get to hang around a whole heap of orange from what I observed today ;) Rarely do we get to see admirals & monarchs at the same time so they must be attracted to this plant.
And with that Deb quietly toddles off to bed making a mental note to plant some Tithonia rotundifolia in her next garden.....