I was surprised to see the Painted Ladies still enjoying the blossoms on my Buddleia yesterday morning. Especially since the daytime temps have dropped to the 50’s. I’m assuming we must be on their migration path and they were just stopping off for some refreshment. There were three of them flitting around the flowers like crazy. I had to be very patient and stand completely still since they seemed quite nervous.
Which is why this shot may be a bit fuzzy, sorry about that, but she wasn’t too keen on getting her photo taken. I don’t know why, she was pretty compared to her companions who looked a bit faded out.
Now that’s better and she gave me a nice view of her wings spreading out. My butterfly bush is still pushing out blooms like there is no tomorrow.
Look at her great sense of balance on this bloom. What a showoff! 🙂 I wonder if I will still have many more lingering ladies in the days to come…