Butterflies Buffet

Every summer Butterflies arrive to enjoy my blooming flowers. Like travelers on the interstate, they stop and refresh themselves with nutrients to sustain them on their way. Leaving their eggs and chrysalises behind they carry on year after year. They are a joy to behold, as they flit from flower to flower probing for nectar in each tiny yellow stamen. All the while they pollinate my Zinnias for next years planting.

Nature’s bright colors

Displayed in shining glory

Butterfly buffet

Photos: Dwight L. Roth

73 thoughts on “Butterflies Buffet

  1. Your haiku is so beautiful and right-on…butterflies are a buffet for our eyes! They always make us smile! 🙂 Lovely buffet of butterfly photos, Dwight! 🙂
    I always think about the darkness and struggle butterflies go through before they can fly. We must remember that without that dreaded thing called change, there would be no butterflies for us to enjoy.
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…Did you know that a group of butterflies is often referred to as a kaleidoscope or a flutter? I prefer those terms over the term swarm. Ha. 🙂

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  2. When you have worked hard towards a beautiful garden, butterflies are the reward. And such beautiful photos are a bonus, really well captured photos! I think there are three different types of butterfly there.

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