I got a little closer,
even the underside of their wings is pretty.
The butterflies seemed unaware of me, but there were a few waspy things that buzzed me and made me a bit nervous. Maybe they were just telling me I was getting a bit too close.
These are the only butterflies I caught on film, but the whole garden was abuzz with butterflies. I guess I need to make more time to just sit quietly with camera in hand observing them.
Stop and watch the butterflies....
I looked this butterfly up and it seems they are called the Varied Eggfly and they mostly seem to be males. the female has a little orange lower down on the wing.
I think I have seen the female before and thought it was a different species.
My grandson came to visit and played with a caterpillar and we told him how that would one day turn into a butterfly, but I think at the moment it is all a bit beyond his comprehension. I also got a cuddle with my newest little granddaughter...mmm.