Walking out of the park after a football game on Saturday, we were stopped in our tracks by the beauty of a kaleidoscope of butterflies fluttering around a gorgeous garden landscape. Leaning in close, where we could see all the colors, we made guesses about what they were. They were stunning and so peaceful in the middle of our frenetic morning.
It turns out this one is a black swallowtail.
I was obsessed with its orange and turquoise design. I took about 10 different pictures trying to capture it. I even knelt down on the grass, but being the great photographer I am, I mostly only captured the tops of its black wings.
Even so, the view is still spectacular.
I had coffee with a beautiful new friend, Guathami yesterday. It started with the usual greetings and surface conversation. But we weren’t three sips into our tea when we dove into the deep …