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Today I came across this quote from Ecouchard LeBrun (I had to Google to find who he was, a French poet, if you’d like to know)

“The butterfly is a flying flower, the flower a tethered butterfly.”

What best to go with it than a few flower and butterfly photos from my garden?! With my shoulder/arm still in the healing process, lugging the camera around is not an option. After all the onus of taking care of them is on me. So the pictures have all been clicked using my phone.

The Common Sailor used to be a common sight in my garden, but for a long time now it has been missing. So I was really happy to play host to it once again. Chocolate Pansies are regulars and can be found in large numbers. One tried bravely to alight on Luci’s tail, but she flicked her tail in annoyance and it flew away to find a more accommodating host in the euphorbia plant. Thorny it may be, but it wouldn’t flick its tail and send the butterfly on its way.

The single yellow flower is a wild one growing among the garden plants. No one planted it, no one knows what it is or where it came from. The ‘gardener’ of the house thinks the creeper should remain. The flower is so pretty. He may yet regret his decision because I notice that it is trying to overrun its neighbors. As for the yellow ixora, it is all happiness and smiles with delightful bunches of flowers on display. The hanging hibiscus is makes a pretty picture against the black painted grill.

Just a couple of ‘flying flowers’ and ‘tethered butterflies’ for the day. 🙂

© Shail Mohan 2020