Still Enjoying the Song of the South

  As summer begins to wind down over the next few weeks I think one of the main things I will miss is the evening sounds….the cicadas verifying how hot it is, the crickets, the bullfrogs. I love sitting in the porch swing after dinner and just listening to these sounds along with the evening birdsong. It’s the Song of the South in the summer.

Another thing I will miss is watching the butterflies in the garden.  I snapped these pictures the other day………

monarch butterfly

We’ve planted many flowers that they love…three of their favorites are butterfly bush, lantana, and verbena.

monarch butterfly

monarch butterfly

We also make sure to have small, shallow water available for them and keep a butterfly feast awaiting……You can read about attracting butterflies here.

monarch butterfly

monarch butterfly

There are tons of them out in the mornings and evenings at dusk.

monarch butterfly

It’s so inspiring and relaxing to sit and watch a butterfly.  They are so free. Unencumbered. Graciously confident. Lavish beauty. Simply extravagant.

I had a wise friend ask me one time…”Do you know why butterflies fly so free?”

monarch butterfly

I didn’t….so I waited for her answer.

monarch butterfly

She said it is because they are not judging themselves.

Love that.

Happy Wednesday~

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  1. Love this picture. Very inspiring and thought provoking.

    • Thanks, Liz! I was happy to capture them…this little butterfly seemed perfectly happy with me crouching and snapping pics of him/her. =) These pictures have encouraged me….. hope you are having a great day!

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