Friday, August 13, 2010

Year of the Butterfly

It seems like every year there is one particular creature that brings itself to my notice.

This can be beautiful and interesting (frogs, box turtles) or harrowing (snakes, opossums).

This year it is butterflys, which fall into the beautiful category. This year there are more butterflys and different types than I recall seeing in years past - most of which, with the exception of Monarch butterflys, I do not even know the names. There are lots of yellow ones with black markings and black ones with blue markings. I notice them in being especially attracted by the line of sunflowers on the edge of the garden. I don't know if there is any particular meaning to this and the farmer's almanac has nothing to say on the subject as far as I can tell.