Clouded Sulphur Joy

Clouded sulphur butterfly on teasel.
Clouded sulphur butterfly on teasel.

This clouded sulphur butterfly fluttered all over and around and around with apparent excitement. He apparently couldn’t believe his luck that he had found teasel with flowers, finally found one to land on and wanted all the flowers at once.

Standing perfectly still in full sun on gravel along railroad tracks in 97 degrees waiting for this guy to finally land and stay in one place long enough to get a clear photo was totally worth all the dripping sweat in the world.

Teasel is not a native plant, but at least butterflies find some nutrition from the flowers.

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    1. Thanks, Anita! I will always remember when I look at this photo, and it will be a good memory.

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