By cabbagetree

A Royal Visitation

I looked out the kitchen window and saw a beautiful red bird sailing by. Not a bird, of course, but a monarch butterfly. I so rarely see them in my garden and I’m so used to the small admirals, that I can scarcely believe my eyes when one does visit. They are huge and colourful.

It teased me by gliding to and fro, and circling around me. I got a lot of shots of background with no butterfly. When it did stop it was only for a moment. I was thrilled to get a shot at all. It was a long way off and I had to crop the image to bring it closer.

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