Butterflies are little things that bring me joy. When I see one flutter by, my heart skips a beat. Maybe that’s because they appear seemingly out of nowhere and are evanescent, quickly vanishing.
Usually I don’t have my camera handy when I spot a butterfly, but today I did. I had been outside taking some photos of my flower beds when I saw this beauty land on one of my flip-flops that I had kicked off near the front steps. It’s a Limenitis arthemis astyanax, aka Red-spotted Purple. The name confuses me a little bit because the wings look blue, not purple. I read that the top flight speed for a Red-spotted Purple is 12 mph. They are commonly found in the Eastern United States.
Little things, like pretty butterflies, are easy to take for granted, but they have a purpose in God’s creation.
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. ~Revelation 4:11