Not only will I enjoy looking at these photos throughout the year but I think he would make a great painting as well, sorrounded by the beautiful purple of the flowers. I always save all my photos to use in a possible future painting because....you never know.
I was able to get so close to him that you can actually see how hairy his little body is in some of these photos. Funny that I never think of butterflies as hairy but........they are!
Although this little butterfly looks like he is cooperating nicely for thse photos, he did lead me on a wild chase through the garden for quite sometime before settling down so I could take these photos. The pursuit however was worth it because in the end, he was very cooperative. Maybe I just wore him out.......I don't know.