Wednesday, August 15, 2018

There is a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly flirting with our Mandavilla on the back deck. Jilda named the butterfly Miss Flo, and she named the Mandavilla Miss Mandy.

I drank my last cup of coffee on the deck this morning. We had early appointments, but there's always time for coffee.

Miss Flo has been flitting with Miss Mandy for days. Apparently, it's an illicit liaison because each time one of us steps over to snap a picture, Flo flies away and heads for the butterfly bush in the flower bed.

When we become distracted, Flo will flit over nonchalantly and then they are kissing – right there in broad daylight. We keep telling them we try not to judge, but apparently, with the state of social media, they choose to keep their activities secret. I'm guessing they have their Location Services turned off too.

But Jilda and I are patient. We will get a picture of both of them together.

For now, all I have is a picture of Miss Mandy. She looks a little lonely if you ask me.


  1. Smiling.
    And looking forward to the expose photo of the lovers.

  2. Why can't you just give them a little privacy? When the flowers a rockin don't come a knockin...or taking pictures!

  3. Miss Mandy certainly is beautiful! Butterflies are hard to catch in a picture. Don't give up!

  4. Ahh you guys will catch it, but I never will. My friend Don would the butterflies love him, must be in the DNA you guys have!

  5. I'm glad to know I am not the only one gives my plants people names!

  6. Anonymous6:19 PM

    Your plant may be lonely but she's beautiful!!


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