I was visiting Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC, looking to photograph the fall flowers.
A butterfly bush (yes that is its name) caught my attention
as the skippers, cabbage and sulfur butterflies flitted about…
and a single, glowing, male monarch butterfly.
Oh, wow, I thought that all of them had already left for Mexico, their winter home.




Hmm, a much smaller flyer…than the eagles of late.
I found this fellow at the waterfall fountain at the Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC

WALK4205 Jul 07 2015 @ 14-56-53 Raulston Dragonfly

while on a ramble at the 2014 NC State Fair I chanced to meet some unusual and delightful creatures
I hope you will share the pleasure these creatures brought to me
and, oh, do watch for the Little Girl and the Long Legs…….