I’ve seen a few butterflies since I moved to Albuquerque, but not very many, and they were pretty small. Which is why I was happy to run into this beauty yesterday.
But she wouldn’t be still long enough for me to get a clear shot.
A young boy stopped to watch Madame Butterfly with me and I asked him if he knew how to talk to butterflies. I said I wanted the butterfly to know that I meant no harm, just wanted a photo. The boy sadly and earnestly replied, “no.” But I could tell he was going to Google “how to talk to butterflies” at some time in the future.
I told him I had lived here for 3 years and this was the first time I’d seen a butterfly like this. He said he’s seen 6 or 7, and I asked, where do they hang out? He said by the duck pond. I guess I’ll have to look more closely the next time I visit Duck City.
Funny, I see plenty of stories about bees that are in danger, but none about butterflies. And yet, I see plenty of bees and hardly any butterflies. I smell a conspiracy. 🙂