Butterflies and Thistles

Butterfly Party

Sometimes nature wants to tell a story if we want to listen. I like to admire the thistle as I walk past it and those little whites butterflies are nice to watch at as they flutter about their business but on this particular day the whole Cabbage White Clan was celebrating something in the thistle which appeared especially hearty and bright. What were they celebrating? We could fill in the gaps with research or our imagination. Maybe it was their annual Thistle Festival or perhaps it was to celebrate the newly metamorphosed members of the family.

BTW, nature told a pretty dramatic story with weather yesterday here on Cape Cod. I posted a few photos on Instagram. We had hail and the lighting show was amazing. Check out this video still. You may also notice some stickman drawings in my Instagram feed. I am participating in It’s a Dome Life’s Stickman Drawing Challenge. It is easy and fun and if you are interested there is still time to join!


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    • Thanks Lillian.
      I just saw some growing on the edge of our yard and was a little shocked, I didn’t think the lawn had gotten that bad :)

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