The butterflies are here! I’ve been anxiously waiting for the butterfly bushes to bloom so I could see if they really attract butterflies. Well, the blooms are out and I saw my first butterfly yesterday while I was working out in this flower bed. While this particular fellow is not the most handsome fluttering insect I’ve ever seen, I think he was the first one to grace my new bushes. That made him special in my book.
His blue and yellow markings were a nice contrast to his predominantly black wings.
I followed him around as he flitted from one bush to the other. At first he didn’t seem to mind me, but then I think I ended up frightening him off. You can see the blur of his fluttering wings as he started to take flight away from me.
He’s missing a tip to one of his wings- I wonder if he had a mishap of some kind!
It’s been hot here in southwest Ohio but I think we’re going to get a bit of a respite for the rest of the week. Instead of enduring 90° weather, we’re supposed to drop into the 80’s and have less humidity. Thank goodness! My walking partner and I always get going in the morning by 8:00. We’re usually done by 9:30, unless we opt for a longer route or stop to see what treasures we find curbside. Believe me, a nice cool shower is extremely welcome- not to mention, necessary- after those excursions!
A group of Buckeye Bloggers will be meeting in Tipp City on Saturday for lunch and a visit to some of my favorite antique/vintage stores. And even though the forecast calls for some scattered thunderstorms, I know we’ll have a wonderful time together, come rain or shine!