Iridescent pastel butterfly of Spring, April 06, 2021  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1372)

With Winter’s chill joined by torrential rains, our area’s Spring has been delayed.  Then this past weekend, everything warmed up, the grass was luscious green again.  Soon more birds and butterflies will come back as well.

And I have seen a butterfly or two in my time—even nurturing a few from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly as a child.

But none can compare to the image below shared by an online friend Sueli the other day. Thanks! 

The shimmering pale blues, greens, pinks, and purples of this butterfly’s wings are really beautiful!   And the image makes me smile at nature’s handiwork. 

The pastel yet vibrant coloring of this butterfly seems emblematic of Spring to me—and my switching over to my Spring and Summer clothes, which tend to favor pale pinks, peaches, greens, ivory, etc.

And I was just thinking about wanting to plant some flowers again on the deck railing boxes and raised pots on my back deck as in past years (pink impatiens in foreground of image below).


So this year, I think that I will try to see if I can find some butterfly friendly flowers to plant—like  zinnias, verbenas, and milkweed.  So here’s a little primer to get me started:

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, & happy day!  Hugs & Cheers!  Grati  ;->


About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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