This week I have seen so many butterflies in my garden, most of them have been small white butterflies, My Mom used to call them Cabbage Butterflies. One day I spotted this little broken butterfly on my washing line. His wings were damaged and he didn’t seem to be in a hurry to fly off. I though maybe he couldn’t fly, but he proved me wrong and flew off into the trees. I looked him up and I think he is a Dingy Skipper Butterfly.
I love butterflies and I’ve been thrilled to see so many in my garden. I’m sure it’s because of all the nature by the canal at the side of my house. We see all sorts of birds, bats and can hear woodpeckers and owls in the trees. We also get squirrels and so many hedgehogs. We had a hedgehog wander into our house one evening!
I was sad to see the sorry state of this broken butterfly, but despite his condition he was still able to fly off. I wish I could fly and not worry about being so broken.
I always believed that butterflies only lived for a day, but my friend Google assures me it can be a week or two. Some, like the Painted Lady can live for up to twelve months.
If you look at the header on my blog you will spot seven butterflies, one for every member of my family. There is one for each of my five children, one for my husband and one for me. One day we will all fly free.
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