Tomorrow the first day of Fall will arrive at 10:29 P.M./EDT, and I was just thinking that I hadn’t seen a butterfly around the garden all summer. Then a flock of three showed up in the back gardens of West Walnut Manor!SundayVisitors1




SundayVisitors5They all appear to be male Monarchs. Could it be that these butterflies are not only free, but also gay? That could explain the dwindling numbers in the Monarch migrations. But it sure is great to see them flutter by on their way south again.

But with so many monarchs hanging around, I knew that there had to be a few commoners, serfs, toadies and peons in the area. And sure enough, I this is what I found in the lower end of the flower bed …Commoners1

… a common and smaller American Painted Lady or Thistle butterfly and a bunch of worker bees busy at work.


By the way, does anyone know the name of the pink flowers that my mother planted behind what was then or vegetable garden some fifty years ago. The butterflies and bees really are attracted to them.



About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

Posted on September 21, 2014, in MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT! and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. The photographer who did our photoshoot for the magazine cover early this year has a passion for monarchs.

  2. Yay! I’m glad I told you about her.

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