Common checkered-skipper butterfly

The Beauty of Butterflies

As the sun sinks lower on the southern horizon his rays do not provide the same intensity of heat as on summer days.

These fragile creatures search for the last of summer flowers to rest and feast upon.

To watch them glide on invisible currents  my heart aches for what is to come.


Common checkered-skipper Pygus communis
Common checkered-skipper Pygus communis

“This species is separated from the White-checkered skipper with confidence only by dissection and examination of the male genitalia.” from


Female Clouded Sulphur Colias philodice
Female Clouded Sulphur Colias philodice

7 thoughts on “The Beauty of Butterflies

  1. So beautiful and captivating, Bonnie. You left me yearning for more. Perhaps because I, too, am lamenting the ending of this season. Thank you, always, for your prose and photos. 🙂

  2. Beautiful Captures!! Flutterbys are also cruising our gardens here at the edge of the Ozarks, un-bothered by the Hummers which have already followed Summer southward.
    Your first photo should/could be used in a Botany Textbook! You’ve illustrated the Composite flower structure, as well as the natural beauty of the spirals, or more correctly: Fractals!! Very nice!!

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