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The Butterfly

This morning I stepped outside to see what the fur boys were up to and a butterfly landed on my hand. I tried putting it on a rose bush, but as soon as I did it jumped off and flew back to my hand. I think it was cold and saw me as a source of heat. (Click on the pics to enlarge.)

(Euphydryas chalcedona)

There are a lot of these around the yard at this time of year. 1000's of them, and they're all looking to score. It's mating season here at the Parkarosa.

See the long dark hairs on the back?

They look so soft and fuzzy.

The underside of the wings are as pretty as the top side.

It has golden eyes,

and look at all that fur around the legs!

Getting ready for take off. Goodbye little butterfly...

Have a good day.


  1. Just catching up on my blog reading.

    These are amazing pictures. Great photography, such a pretty subject, and WOW that it sat on your hand long enough for all those different shots.