Way back in the summer of 2006, I started working at a small community newspaper in the town of Port Colborne, ON. I was new to the area, so when I had a free moment, I'd leave the newspaper office and wandering around the town exploring. One day, a couple weeks in, I walked by a house that had a large flowering bush that took up most of the tiny front yard. What was remarkable was that it was absolutely COVERED in Monarchs. There had to be at least two dozen - it was like the plant was dripping butterflies. I'd never seen anything like it.
I had my camera with me and probably snapped a hundred pictures. When I came back to the office, I showed everyone, wondering aloud what the flowering bush was as it was nothing I'd recognized. It was the office receptionist who spoke up... "Oh, that's a Butterfly bush."
At first, I thought she was teasing, but no... it's just really aptly named. (Though it's Latin name is Buddleia). Ever since that day, I coveted the Butterfly Bush. When we moved here, it was one of the first plants I bought.
Disappointingly, the only thing it seemed to attract was moths. At night. I quite like moths (when they stay away from my yarn stash), but my camera is not great for night shots. I want butterflies!!!
So here's to a few more months of wings and blossoms!