There was supposed to be a butterfly in this picture, but it flew away
I noticed that there was a lot of butterflies in the yard today so I took a few pictures and then looked them up on the Internet.
I found out their named Painted Lady butterflies, and their on their annual migration from California to Mexico. Coming through Colorado seems like a long way to get to Mexico but I guess they know what they're doing.
It kind of reminded me that soon I'll be heading south, not as far as the Painted Ladies are going, since I won't be crossing the border, but southern Arizona looks like it will be my home for the winter.
The mountains have gotten several snow falls lately and its cold enough up there that some of the ski areas are already making snow. the other day the snow came all the way down to the 8000 foot level but it will probably be late October before snow gets down to Denver, and by then I should be toasting my toes in someplace warm.
Painted Lady butterfly getting a snack on the way to Mexico