On my way to the mailbox, a Giant Swallowtail nectaring, There were Gulf Fritillaries and Skippers, too.
We were shopping for a refrigerator when I should have been posting Bloom Day photos.
I looked back at last year. The same blooms as this year, except not as dry.
Bloom Day 2014 and Foliage afterward
Bloom Day, 2014
Back to the present, Duranta has not bloomed as freely nor set berries the way it
Zinnias become more popular with butterflies when the weather turns cooler.
Sometimes a butterfly will just rest there while the plant rocks gently in the wind.
Some of our butterflies look a little shopworn and tattered.
Marigolds are trying to hold on.