This is the time of year we have daily sightings of Monarch Butterflies. These are the members of the Methuselah generation, the longer-lived butterflies that will migrate south. They are feeding and gathering strength for their migration. I saw this one feeding on my abelia bush and then resting on a nearby leaf.
Catherine Miller photographed this Monarch feeding on her lantana.
Thanks to Catherine for allowing me to share her photo with you here. Happy autumn, everyone!