Butterfly in the Phlox

“A fallen blossom
returning to the bough, I thought —
But no, a butterfly.”
― Arakida Moritake, Traditional Japanese Poetry: An Anthology

(Click on any picture to open the gallery for a closer look!)

I have watched these small white butterflies with the tiny black spots flitting around all Spring and Summer. They never seem to sit very long. I leaned on the fence behind the shed and waited. Finally, this butterfly spent some time in the phlox allowing me to get the several captures that you see here. I believe this is an Azure Butterfly, and the species is plentiful around this area.


  1. Beauty is truly in the eyes of the beholder. For some it it the stunning creation of God’s colorful world for plant life and for others it’s the colorful and intricate world of His insect life… Great job!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you. I think the pinks and whites blended very well for these pictures. The butterfly never landed on the white phlox – that would have been more of a challenge for my photo skills!


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