A butterfly makes the list.

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Butterfly and Bluebonnet

Butterfly and Bluebonnet

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.

Bee on Morning Glory

Bee on Morning Glory

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.)

 

Flying Saucer Morning Glory

Flying Saucer Morning Glory

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.