The butterfly is a flying flower,
The flower a tethered butterfly.
~Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun
This Painted Lady or Vanessa cardui was flittering around in my garden this past Sunday enjoying the Salvia ‘Mystic Spires’ as well as these pink Zinnias. It was a warm day for the end of October and I was happy to capture this flying beauty from every angle possible since it was posing so prettily for me. In addition while the weather was being so cooperative I did some cleanup in the veggie beds, trimmed back a few spent perennials and mowed the backyard. I just love how great everything looks when the grass is freshly mowed. It’s like the icing on the cake to me. So did everyone get all their fall tasks done yet? Not me, still alot to do, but I’m knocking it out alittle each day. Hopefully come the end of this month I’ll be done. Then I will enjoy hibernating indoors for a couple of months dreaming of a new season and all the potential it holds. :)