While hiking today – I ran into what must be a once-in-a-lifetime event. Hundreds, if not, thousands of orange and black butterflies soared by me – like an endless flock. I’ve never seen anything like it!
Although a tad similar in color to the majestic Monarch Butterfly that migrates 3000 miles across the US – these were smaller, and flew fast as tiny bats – all traveling West. The deeper I hiked into the forest, the more of the dancing beauties poured out. So, I sat on a log to marvel at the enchanting Butterfly Parade. A few would alight on a pine tree or boulder to fan their wings in the sun before flittering away. After a few hours, I made my way back home. And there, in our garden, were hundreds more to greet me!