Saturday, October 6, 2012
Today was a day filled with color ❤ Not yet the intense color of Autumn but the color of creatures that visit the cottage. We have a pair a Cardinals that hang out in the thicket by the stone staircase leading to the rivers edge. There also seem to be more butterflies than usual. We have many yellow sulfer butterflies and these tiny blue ones, I have no idea what they are and my favorite Monarchs! I just realized that there is milkweed scattered among the ivy and the maple and oak saplings. There were dozens of Monarchs everywhere I looked. They seemed to be mimicking the the leaves that have begun to change. Here's one that sat still enough for a photograph, this is in the wild tangle on the north edge of the lawn overlooking the river.