We spend a week in the Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina every August. This year the butterflies were in abundance. They are much bigger and more colorful than the small, monochromatic ones we see in South Florida.
This bold orange flower was along the street in the tiny town of Sylva, North Carolina.
Apparently, butterflies are attracted to more than flowers. This one was on a flip-flop left on a tree stump at Sliding Rock. The ones below were attracted to something on the ground near Looking Glass Falls. There were as many as 10 at one time in this spot.
A lucky shot of the bee flying over the flowers.