Lunchtime Photo

I am waiting with bated breath for one of our Monarch butterfly cocoons to begin hatching. I have high hopes of catching it in a time-lapse video, which I will post here if I manage to get it. In the meantime, here’s a checkered white butterfly, very common here in Southern California. It’s slightly shaky because I took it through my window while I was writing a blog post.

June 19, 2017 — Irvine, California

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