I'd love to show you a picture of this butterfly on some beautiful flower. But it landed on my car door, so that's the background you get. It's a northern pearly-eye, Enodia anthedon.
This is not an uncommon butterfly, but I don't recall noting it before. I probably wasn't looking closely because it doesn't have bright colors. Shame on me; it's really pretty.
There is a southern pearly-eye, and a creole pearly-eye. They get progressively lighter colored.
Yesterday was a day of exhaustion, a sore foot, and rain. My goal was to do as little as possible, and I succeeded.
Today was better. This afternoon the sky was blue, the air was cool and I took a 3-mile walk just so I wouldn't forget how. Ha!
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