If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies. ~Author unknown
Some nasty weeds
The yard men ignored,
I saw a fluttering
From the corner of my eye.
Looking closer, I saw it was
A gorgeous butterfly of unknown
Species, resting on the rocks below me.
Silly woman, pointing her phone at me!
Has she never seen a butterfly?
Well, then, I’m a Red Admiral —
Quite common really if you
Would keep your eyes open.
Monarchs get all the
Note: Poetic form is Double Etheree.
Ooooo Debbie, what a GREAT capture! So glad you had your phone handy!! I enjoyed reading the link you share about the Red Admiral Butterfly, as well as your poem.
How clever you are!
Have a terrific Monday, my friend! X
Thanks very much for reading it, Ron — I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’ve seen these butterflies before, but I didn’t know what they were, and I was glad to have “an excuse” to do a spot of research. I imagine he/she was rather happy to have its photo captured, too!
We’re still in sizzling heat here, but they tell us we’re supposed to get a cold front come through mid-week. Can’t get here fast enough for me and Monkey!! x
Pretty! I have nasty weeds too. I hired a college student to help me. Your poem reminds me she’s due soon. Guess I need to get moving.
I need to find somebody reliable to pull weeds. With this heat and humidity, they’ve been going gang-busters!
What a pretty butterfly! Don’t think I’ve noticed them around here — yet. I love how you can write a poem inspired by the happenings and sightings in your daily life. Simply beautiful, Debbie!
I’m glad you enjoyed it, Barbara! It was rather fun to write, actually. I had to wait for Mr. Red Admiral to light before getting his photo, but he was fairly cooperative. Not like my Sheltie, who thinks every photo needs a cookie reward!
Lovely find, Debbie! Sighting such beauty makes my day. 🙂
I’m delighted you enjoyed it, Eliza! I never knew what these butterflies were, but it was great getting up close to him (and not having him sprint off!)
Absolutely! Monarchs are beautiful (and endangered!) but others are lovely, too. Haven’t seen a Red Admiral in a long time.
He was a lovely specimen, Laurie. Perhaps if I hadn’t been all sweaty, he’d have landed on my arm. They saw that’s supposed to be good luck, you know!
Thanks for sharing this lovely post, Debbie.
Thank you, John, for doing me the honor or reading it … and telling me you enjoyed it!
Lovely pic and poem, Debbie! We seem to be having a bumper year for butterflies this year, and moths. But I never know what species they are, so well done on the research!
Oh, thank you, FF! I’ve seen lots of butterflies, too, and they always bring a smile to my face. Such happy creatures, floating in the HOT breeze!
Lovely, Debbie! Made me smile. 🙂
Glad to hear it, Robin — thank you!!
Look at that! The Etheree fairy must be fluttering around, as well as your gorgeous butterflies. I still haven’t tried a double Etheree, but this one’s perfect — the butterfly shape of the poem echoes the theme! I don’t often see Red Admirals, but they are handsome. Now that I think of it, they usually are basking on rocks, roads, or boardwalks when I see them. It does make a photo easier.
Aw, gee, thanks, Linda! You know, sometimes the words just come to you, much like an Etheree fairy, I suppose. Other times, I did and dig, unable to come up with anything that pleases me. I’m happy to learn this one pleased you, too.
What a lovely poem!
Thanks, Ann — glad you liked it!
I saw one Monarch this week. There have been very few this summer. I’ve never seen a Red Admiral.
I love your poem with the photograph, Debbie. Now, I can watch for Red Admirals too!
Oh yes, TD, do keep watching for Red Admirals! I understand they’re quite people-friendly, exhibiting a fondness for landing on you. This one didn’t do that, but it didn’t seem particularly afraid or annoyed by my presence either.