Thursday, March 29, 2018

Tattered Wings

It almost landed on me as I knelt on the ground planting Petunias in a planter.  It continued to flutter around me, and I stopped to watch as the beautiful yellow Swallowtail drifted toward the profusion of Azaleas in full bloom planted nearby.   

I abandoned my Petunias and hurried inside to get my camera.  As I looked through the long lens, I saw that the butterfly’s wings were torn and tattered, as if it had just arrived after a long journey from wherever butterflies go in the winter.  

The wind was gusting around us and it seemed as if the butterfly was having a hard time staying in place.  It went from bloom to bloom, tasting the nectar deep within the petals, as I followed him through my lens.  I was hoping to get a good shot of his wings spread, but he kept them closed as he struggled against the wind.



Storms moved through our area last night, and I wonder what happened to my little butterfly friend.  I would like to think that it found shelter from the heavy rains and wind, and will come back to visit me again sometime.  I'll be watching for it.


Beth said...

Beautiful thoughts to go with pretty pictures. Thank you!

Pat said...

Awww! Yes, I will wonder about the poor little thing too. Lovely photos as always.
Pat in Tallahassee