In which Ed and I become Monarch Butterfly Paparazzi
Ed and I returned from the gym to find a flock of Monarch butterflies flapping about outside our window. It appears that a particular vine wrapped around our garden fence was offering the migrating fliers a very welcome source of nutrition as they passed through Brooklyn on their way south. So we grabbed the camera and took some shots to share.
Coro a bocca chiusa – Giacomo Puccini – Madame Butterfly
What better “Butterfly” music to grace this post than the Humming Chorus from Madame Butterfly, don’t you agree?
(OK, now, all you Mariah Carey, Jason Mraz, Sarah Vaughn, Weezer, Christina Perri and Crazy Town fans, please don’t get mad….)
“The eastern North American monarch population is notable for its annual southward late-summer/autumn migration from the northern and central United States and southern Canada to Florida and Mexico. During the fall migration, monarchs cover thousands of miles, with a corresponding multi-generational return north.”