Monday, March 21, 2011

Sweet Painted Lady

Having spent most of yesterday getting the gardens in shape for spring, including sprucing up the butterfly garden, it was satisfying to catch a glimpse of this American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis) butterfly stopping by to sip from the lantana today.

"I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden."  ~Ruth Stout

Well said, Ms. Stout. Well said indeed.