my yard, Cohoes, NY (suburban upstate NY)
Last August, the butterfly bush near my patio was suddenly full of dozens of these lovely butterflies! They feasted on nectar for several weeks, and we feasted our eyes on their captivating and gentle beauty from mere feet away to our hearts' content. The bright flowers and fairy-like butterflies created a scene exploding with color!
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Olympus FE-340 8.0 mp/5X optical zoom digital "point and shoot" camera