Butterflies can be challenging to draw or paint outside but even photographing them can be difficult. Most of us that try take lots and lots of pictures….
Monarchs tend to hang around in the same place and stand still for a while so they can feed….
Sometimes their pose is not exactly cooperative but I included this one above so you could see that often they are more camouflaged in a garden than you might expect….
Sometimes they are so busy feeding that you can really zoom in close….
While other times they move on…
In any case, they are so lovely that standing out in a field of flowers on a sunny morning is nothing less than delightful….
You can find more information about Monarch butterflies at this Monarch Butterfly website.
These photos were taken by me this past weekend at Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Sanctuary.