I would have never noticed before. Before I started blogging, I stayed inside in winter. A short walk around the garden just to check on things, then a run back into the house to read a gardening book. But now I take my camera! And look what I found!
A Red Admiral butterfly. Poor little thing, it's wings are tattered and torn. It's amazing to me how butterflies can fly in the first place, but to see them fly with wings in such bad shape is intriguing. I wouldn't want to fly in a plane that had tattered wings!
I've read that Red Admiral butterflies may stay year round in mild climates, even in northern climates if the winter is mild. I wonder if it's been here its entire life, or if it immigrated from the north, or if it's even coming up from the south! I guess I will never know where this little one has been before now.
Even without answers, I loved seeing this little guy (or gal). And even though the pictures aren't great, it was a fun experience. One I wouldn't have noticed before I started blogging!