A few years ago, I had my very first encounter ever with one of these amazing butterflies.
It was a Spring form with 2.5 a inch wingspan.
The Summer form has a 4.1 inch wingspan.
My first encounter, ended up with me as usual, chasing it down and getting no image, not even close.
Then a year ago this past spring, one flew across the gardens and lawn next door, but never stayed to nourish itself and by the time, I went around our fenced it yard, it was no where to be found.
Then came yesterday and oh my what a great short story.
I was coming home on Covered Bridge Road, a 2 lane country road, with lots of pasture land.
We had just passed the entrance to Foxhollow Farm and something caught my peripheral from the left, something large and light coloured, fluttering above the flowers. I did a quick turn around and guess what...there it was. I have included an image of the lane, and can you imagine my good fortune to have taken that quick glance and then went for the moment...
It was so thrilling, and just as soon as I had taken way too many images of a single butterfly, it gave up it's nourishment and flew across the road, and into the cow pasture, and just like that it was gone.
All I could do was smile and be very happy.
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