Butterflies and Bees

around the lake

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.

around the lake  on flowers

flowers 6000

This bold orange flower was along the street in the tiny town of Sylva, North Carolina.

on flip flop

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.

sliding rock and looking glass falls

A lucky shot of the bee flying over the flowers.

around the lake



3 thoughts on “Butterflies and Bees

    1. I did too, Caddo. I was fascinated with how much time that butterfly was spending on the flip-flop! And the colors are brilliant! Thanks for sharing the joy 🙂

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