The fifth in the series of photographs featuring butterflies that lived amongst the flowers of Valley View.
The Buckeye is by far my favorite butterfly that shares the gardens at Valley View. The excitement I felt the first time I saw one gliding through the air was explosive! I know I must have appeared as a mad woman running after this small creature hoping it would settle long enough for me to photograph it! As you can see by the photos this happened not once, but three times!
Junonia coenia Hübner, 
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As our sun sinks lower and lower on the horizon in Northeastern Pennsylvania and blue skies
are overtaken by gray clouds
or otherwise basking tired bodies on petals of chiffon.
They live for today.
Tonight I will light a fire in the wood stove.
I have been warned a killing frost may find its way into micro-climates in the valley. Another chapter of this garden is closing, another year completing its cycle…
As the day progressed the sun kept shining and without the Weather Channel we would never have known a hurricane was bearing down on the Northeast USA. As I look back on the photos of that day, I see that perhaps the smaller creatures knew something was on the way and were getting ready, stocking up on food supplies and extra internal heating sources.
THE BEE AND THE BUCKEYE
THE SPOTTED CUCUMBER BEETLE ON CALENDULA
BLACK AND YELLOW ARGIOPE EATING LUNCH
QUESTION MARK BUTTERFLY SUNNING ITSELF ON THE BRICKS
PRAYING MANTIS EATING A BEETLE
BUCKEYE ON WILD GARLIC TAKING IN THE SUN