In between our other activities today, I spent a little time taking pictures in the backyard. Here are some of my better photos. Not bad for the little time I spent with it. We don't have a large backyard either.
We have a number of bird feeders, but the Goldfinches and Pine Siskins prefer the natural sunflowers. Go Organic!
A Rufous Hummingbird flew through stopping briefly on the flowers, but was a bit two quick for me. He apparently didn't like what he found. The butterfly was much more my speed. I was fascinated at how good this guy was at flying.
I usually think of butterflies as bouncing around and being driven around by the wind. This particular fly would glide in under full control, landing gently upon the flower.