A butterfly makes the list.Grati, · Categories: Archived Tours
Today, this butterfly is our gratitude winner! It even managed to strike a pose on a bluebonnet, with a morning glory in the background. Awesome. And I’m amazed that I still have a small sprinkling of bluebonnets in the wildflower garden, even though it is the end of June.
Apparently, today is insect gratitude day, as a bee obligingly held still long enough for me to get a shot of it posing on a Flying Saucer morning glory. I do not know the species of my winged visitors, so I will surf for info and get back to you. (Update: looks like the butterfly is a Checkered White, Pontia protodice. But don’t quote me on that. I am no lepidopterist.)
And I’m grateful for the Flying Saucers, too; the blooms vary in color from almost white with pale blue streaks to royal blue with a few white streaks. I found this one blooming next to a stalk of horsemint.