Maybe it's my observational powers or the desire to be more observational, but there seem to be more butterflies around this spring.
I have no idea what this one is but there have been a lot of these around the deck this month. I've come home from work and found 3 or 4 of them attached to various parts of the western side of the house. I know they are basking in the warmth of the sun but I don't recall finding them in clusters like this.
On Monday, I was back in the city to finish up the project I was working on Friday. As I worked around this parking lot, this little guy kept circling me, finally alighting on the fence.
It is said that butterflies determine the state of the earth. If we don't have butterflies, the area where we are at is apt to be polluted. At some point, my yard will have monarchs and these yellow butterflies that arrive in summer. Having these is another reason to provide flowers. They are such simple creatures but give such beauty.