Painted Ladies

Painted Ladies

Often mistaken for Monarch Butterflies, the Painted Lady is a little smaller and not quite as vibrant.

The Boltonia bushes in our backyard were blanketed with Painted Lady butterflies this fall.  Swarms of them were our guests for 2-3 weeks, which is amazing since their lifespan is not much longer than that.

We were blessed to witness the spectacular beauty of their brief life.

Thought for the DayThe caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.                                                                                               George Carlin

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THINGS I LOVE: Family, Friends, Photography and College Football. THINGS I LIKE: reading, sports,travel, straight shooters, sense of humor, hand-crafted beers, nature, golf, organization, my wife's cooking, the USA, movies of all types except sci-fi, blueberries, National Parks, music (especially light jazz)of all types except opera and rap, licorice, punctuality,woodworking, dogs and clean underwear.
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One Response to Painted Ladies

  1. Harriet Golter says:

    We have enjoyed the painted ladies in our yard also. Boltonia is a new bush to us–very pretty! H

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