Yesterday afternoon, I sat (inside) watching 2 white cabbage butterflies and 1 alfalfa butterfly dancing in the sun. They both looked like tissue paper tied to a string that was being jerked by an unseen puppeteer. They rarely sit, preferring to flit along the surface of the ground.
I ventured out with my camera, sweat running down my back, and my patience paid off.
The alfalfa or orange sulfur butterfly is identified by a small dark mark on the upper wing, which rounds into an oval spot. They are found in fields, along roads and in residential gardens.
Butterflies are not insects,’ Captain John Sterling said soberly. ‘They are self-propelled flowers. -―