Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I'm not sure what happened officer

The butterflies are still here. Normally they would all be gone except for a few stragglers coming from Tennesse, or further north that stop and feed on the few flowers that are left. 

But this year, they're hanging. Today when I walked out front where there is no lawn, I noticed a swarm of swallowtail butterflies all over the ground. They scattered like a covey of quail when I approached to snap a photo, but this one looked stoned. I think these blue beauties are getting high on the fermenting persimmons in my yard. I can see the headlines now. Local resident arrested for getting underaged Papilionidaes stoned. 
The headlines might read: 

Bubba Busted for getting Butterflies Blasted

Dateline: September 14, 2016 Empire, Alabama

Really, officer I'm not sure what happened. I was just walking around the yard minding my own business when all the butterflies began swooping and swerving all around. Yes, I did find it odd that they were being overly friendly, but I thought it was the patchouli oil I was wearing.
The sheriff said, "Tell it to the judge."

I guess you can tell it's been a slow day here in Empire.


8 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful butterfly. I love the colour and now I want to create a butterfly with this colour. On another note, I'm wondering if the butterfly was listening to White Rabbit and grooving to the music

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  2. What a beautiful butterfly. I AM AMAZED that they can migrate, they flit like they are high all the time, and have no idea where they are going. LOL
    I don't remember ever catching one still long enough for me to photograph.

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  3. I saw a red and white one with black polka dots yesterday but it got away before I could get my camera. He will be back.
    Cute story.
    Lisa

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  4. I appreciate your sense of humor. Fun reading today.

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  5. When I go on our fly fish trip in Md. early in June we always see these guys swarming on the ground exactly as you describe. Always on the Savage River.

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  6. How very, very beautiful.
    Thank you. I needed to see (and read) this today.

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  7. A funny video for you!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Le9ufN5uEc

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  8. It really is an intriguing photograph.

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