Yesterday, I lamented not seeing a painted lady in our yard this summer. (I’ve reread this sentence several times–it makes me laugh.)The Painted Lady is the most common butterfly species in the world.
I am not engaged in fake news when I report that one hour after yesterday’s post I took a shot of the subject in milkweed I had planted for the purpose of attracting butterflies. It was as if this painted lady was on cue to make its debut this season.