Saturday, October 28, 2006

Quiet Fall Guests












This lovely spirea bush in our backyard becomes a sweet habitat for the yearly stopovers of Monarch butterflies. Last year the bush was so covered in the butterflies it looked like a giant orange and black ball.

I wish our Monarch guests a speedy and safe trip to perhaps Angangueo, in Michoacan, Mexico. Haven't asked them their exact destination as I have yet to learn butterfly-speak, but I am honored by their brief visits with us each year.

6 comments:

bill said...

Wait a minute - does spirea bloom in the fall. Mine never does. Could it be eupatorium perhaps?

Jim said...

Muy cool.

Anonymous said...

How pretty! We're way pas butterfly season around here, it's cold and wet and dreary. I miss summer already

Karen said...
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Anonymous said...

Lovely, Pattie. I have loved the Monarch butterfly forever

Karen

SpookyRach said...

What Jim said.