WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: COMPANIONABLE

My instinctive response for this challenge was to post pictures of the persons I love most. I would plaster on my wall the faces of my husband and children. Yet, after some thought, I decided that there will be other chances to show off those beloved faces (which I have been posting here and there in the last months or so).

While mulling over a suitable response, I reviewed my photo adventures from last week and saw these butterflies. I understand that they are called Cabbage White Butterflies.

One Butterfly
They are the only butterflies I see in our garden. I have always wanted to take a picture of them, but they fly too fast.

2 butterflies

One afternoon, I decided I would try my luck anyway. I followed one flying from the flower garden to the brush behind our garage. Lo and behold! I saw five of them hovering about the blades of grass. I thought I found their home.

3 butterflies
I hovered a bit, too. (My little child was busy playing on the tractor inside the garage so I had a bit of time to take photos without fear that they would be photobombed by an exuberant toddler.) 🙂

I was fascinated by the butterfly that was, from my view, asleep as it remained still on the leaf it was clinging on. I smiled to see her friends, at first just one of them, and then both, flew to her as if to wake her up. “How sweet,” I thought. “The flying butterflies wanted the sleepy one to fly with them.”

More butterflies

But when I looked at the photos on my computer monitor, I saw Sleeping Beauty’s upturned body. Aha! Could something beyond waking up Sleeping Beauty be going on? I do think that they were more than being companionable. I think …. that… they are friends …. with benefits. Chances are, in about six weeks, there will be more Cabbage Whites in our garden. :-))
Butterflies

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24 comments

    • They do look like hearts. Thanks for pointing that out, Linda. From a little research (since I did not know anything about these butterflies previously), I learned that the female have 2 pairs of black dots on their wings while the male species has only one. 🙂

    • They do make the garden prettier. Although the baby ones, like all babies – butterfly or otherwise, can wreck havoc in the garden too. :-)) After my husband saw the photos, he told me to spray the plants quick before the caterpillars eat them all. 🙂

      • I didn’t know that…. I wonder if there is certain plants only that they eat… because I don’t remember having a real issue with them?? We normally have butterfly bushes so maybe they go to them Diane

  1. Butterfly porn! You are just too funny Imelda!!!!! Gorgeous photos and thoughtful narrative too. Classy butterfly porn! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. We also have all these little butterflies in the garden as well Imelda and though they are not the same as yours, I do enjoy watching them and yes, they are fast indeed. What I did one day was to put a little water mixed with sugar in a spray bottle and I sprayed some of the little flowers they loved to visit and I got some good shots as they stayed longer. See if it works for you as well and let me know. Lovely shots though and thanks for sharing hon. 😀 *big hugs*

    • Thank you, thank you for the tip, Sonel. I will try it one day when summer returns. 🙂 well, I am being silly. We’ve been having cloudy and drizzly days the past week. 🙂

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