My focus was to get a good closeup shot of the bleeding heart that is blooming in the garden. I had my handy dandy camera with me. Why? Because, you never know when a fantastic photo will come your way. And, honestly a cell phone just doesn’t cut it. I was able to capture this splendid example showing how this flower got it’s name. The unopened blossoms really look like a little heart dripping some blood off the base. Wow! It may not be the most romantic name for a flower but it sure fits doesn’t it!
Then I glanced behind there, where the sprinkler was watering the corn rows at the compost pile. I noticed maybe a small hummingbird getting a bath in the sprinkler. Wait a minute… that is not a hummingbird it is a black and yellow butterfly.
When the water sprinkled, he opened and shut his wings a few times and then basked in the sun till it came round again. I’m not sure if he was getting a drink or if he was actually getting a bath.
Now, I am waiting by the bleeding heart bush and am on a mission. Can I get a good picture of him without getting the camera wet or scaring him away? It was a good practice in patience.
Then, he finally flew toward me at the bleeding heart bush. I did what any artist does, I took as many pictures of him as I could in the hopes that one would come out.
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It pays to notice the colorful miracles all around us. Wa La!