Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Nelly, our resident monarch

One morning about 6 weeks ago, I went out to the garden with my camera to capture some photos or our morning glories.  I saw a monarch butterfly sitting on a leaf of the grapevine airing out its wings.  I could tell that she was damp because she had probably just hatched out.  Pretty little thing.

Well, apparently she likes our yard.  She has been sleeping in out elm tree at night and I find her and several of her butterfly friends on the zinnias, sunflowers and cosmos in the yard everyday. 
I named her Nelly.  It's a good butterfly name.

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