No garden truly blooms until butterflies
have danced upon it.
There's nothing more beautiful or peaceful to watch than a
butterfly. They are enchanting and graceful. As they glide
and flit about the garden one can almost be envious of their
freedom in flight.
My garden includes a variety of flowers and plants that will
encourage visits from butterflies. It is important to provide
food and nectar sources for them. Butterflies require nectar
as a food source while caterpillars eat leaves as theirs.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly,
but rarely admit the changes it has gone
through to achieve that beauty.
~ Maya Angelou
Did you know there are 4 stages in the butterfly lifecycle and
it's possible to observe that in your own backyard. I was lucky
enough to have a butterfly visit my Dill plant, lay an egg and
from that a caterpillar hatched, which changed and transformed
its body and emerged as a butterfly. It was amazing. On previous
posts I've shared many photos on this process. It's visually exciting
to watch this process.
There's nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
~ Richard Buckminster Fuller
I hope you find the time to stop and watch and appreciate such
a simple joy of a butterfly fluttering about the flowers. What
beautiful gardens they must have visited!