Dance of the painted ladies

A pair of painted lady butterflies appear to be dancing in sync as they tack in the wind.

Painted lady butterflies on coneflowers.

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Faded glory

White wildflower holding its head up after a heavy rain and after the peak of its blooming.

White wildflowers.
STILL BEAUTIFUL – Even in its final days.

Grounded

This red-spotted purple probably escaped a predator at the cost of a wing and the ability to escape again. Though grounded, he continued to spread his wings in the sunshine.

Red-spotted purple butterfly with one wing.
STILL BEAUTIFUL – Red-spotted purple butterfly warms himself on the roadway.