|A Red Admiral butterfly is feeding on the top right of this butterfly bush bloom.|
|On the lower third of the branch is a Monarch butterfly.|
Ben had decided a month back to purchase a butterfly kit. He ordered a batch of American Painted Lady caterpillars. They dutifully changed into chrysalises within a week and hatched into gorgeous butterflies a week after.
The kids' fascination with butterflies made me realize what a miracle it is to see caterpillars transform into butterflies. I don't take them for granted anymore. Butterflies represent true beauty and delicateness.
|Situated on the right of the butterfly bush flower is a Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.|