Monday, August 25, 2008

Down the street

I watched a Question Mark Butterfly
float into my neighbor's bush.

A Monarch was feeding in the milkweed.

A Red-spotted Purple was sitting quietly
in the blooming wild passion vine

as was a Hackberry.

I visited with a neighbor.
We both are enjoying early Autumn.
She had not noticed the butterflies.


Anonymous said...

You have inspired me! Not only to walk, but to take along my faithful little digital camera and bring back all my observations of the minute but fantastical creatures and other living things that are entirely the reason I venture outside in the first place! I talk to them anyway, so why not consider them my friends along the way, calling out to me to move along to the next post or tree.

And then to write about their antics--just a few phrases between photos--this is a sort-of poetry. Your almanac reminds me of that famous one written about Sand County, except yours has more and prettier pictures.

Q said...

I am so happy you have been inspired to walk. I also talk with the bugs and the birds and the blooms. When they answer is when I am really happy! LOL
Be sure and let me know when you start a journal iwould love to read about your critters and see your photos.