Tuesday, October 13, 2009



As a general rule, I do not care for insects. Butterflies, however, are an exception for me. Butterflies are not your typical yucky bug. They are colorful, playful, graceful, and sometimes mysterious.

I am fortunate to have a wide variety of butterflies (or "flutterbyes" as my daughter calls them) float in and out of my backyard, especially in the oppressively hot mid-summer months.  Butterflies of every color, size, and shape come calling on my petunias and hibiscus flowers, and it is fun for us to watch.  This Zebra Swallowtail decided one day to make himself comfy on my son, who had just finished taking a dip in our pool.  Whatever it was about him, his fair skin, his wet hair, this butterfly didn't want to budge.

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