Not this Red Admiral butterfly, but one just like it, thrilled me to the tips of my toes two days in a row this week. The Red Admiral is territorial and returns to the same spot at the same time day after day, that is how I got these photos a couple of years ago.
Every day at 3 pm, Bob throws the ball for Jake and I stand and watch. the first day, the Red Admiral came and sat on my shoulder, then moved to my fore arm, it tickles a lot. He stayed until I could not hold still. The next day, Bob said stand in the same spot, I did and there he came and there he sat, he sat on my shoulder, my arm and my chest. I held my hand out palm up and HE SAT ON IT and Thrilled does not describe how I felt. He flew to my hair and I turned and watched him in the door reflection. Since he appeared to have taken permanent residence in my hair, I carefully put my finger under him and he climbed on and let me pull him from my hair. ALAS! no photos. but it DID happen
I found this heart hanging in a vase of flowers on the desk at the rehab home.
Yet another, MadSnapper JUST BECAUSE I COULD SHOT....