As we were coming back over the bridge we noticed the great shadows that were being thrown through the fence. In looking at the patterns we saw I have to believe there was some thought in how the fence was made.
It cast wonderful patterns across the base of the water jars.
Then there is the water lady with these great polka-a-dots showing up on the base she is standing on.
I was with some friends last night and one of them works at the zoo. I was talking about the butterflies and she told me how to find the caterpillars for the Spicebush butterfly.
This morning I went straight over to a sassafras tree and looked for the folded over leaves.
I pulled one apart and- there it was!
I found about a dozen!
They are the strangest looking things ever!
They look like this so that the things that want to eat them will think they are snakes.
Then, are you ready!???, I was walking in the door tonight after work and what do I see.
There she is!
A Spicebush butterfly.
(Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis) is a polytypic species of North American brush-footed butterfly, common throughout much of the eastern United States. L. a. astyanax has red spots on its underside and the top of the wings are notable for their iridescent blue markings.
They are not as easy to shoot as the other swallowtails that I have been following (stalking) this summer.
I was happy with this one shot that I did get.
We are working on glazing, getting there slowly and surely.