I think I forgot to tell you that when we were coming home from Nashville a few weeks ago, we spent some time in the Delta lounge at the airport. Guess who was in there with us?
You’ll never guess, but please try.
You won’t even try?
It was Kathie Lee Gifford.
She was sweet, friendly and as cute as a button. I have to admit, I wasn’t always a fan of hers, but she’s grown on me over the years. In a good way, not like bad moles or barnacles. And, she’s SUPER tiny. I had no idea.
Since I was in such a tizzy yesterday over mundane social media…. let’s talk about something that makes me REALLY giddy.
The butters in my garden. *Sigh* they do make me smile.
If you’d told me 10 years ago that I’d be a happy camper and smile just seeing butterflies, then I’d tell you “I ain’t got time to think about butterflies”!
It took a while after hurricane Irma to get things going again; no butterflies to be seen for a while, but we’re back in butterfly business now.
Of course, I’ve got monarch caterpillars a plenty….I have to be careful where I walk in and around the garden because sometimes they get crazy and stray far away. They really need boundaries, but they’re against that.
A fifth instar monarch cat; he’s close to being ‘full’ and then wandering off to make his chrysalis.
I’m not sure if I mentioned that another native butterfly to our area is the Gulf Fritillary; I would see them feeding in our garden on my nectar plants. Finally, I planted some Passion Vine (which is what the butters lay their eggs on and then the larva/cats feed on) It was soon after I planted the passion vine that I started seeing their larva.
Not quite as cute as the monarch larva….actually, they look kinda scary. Surely this is to keep predators from eating them.
But, they become beautiful butterflies. They’re harder to photograph because they don’t feed as long or stay still as much as my monarchs. They really should slow down and smell the roses. 🙂
Wishing you all a great day doing whatever makes you giddy.