The Exquisite Painted Lady

I enjoy exploring the urban woods and surrounding areas near home.

Colorful flowers, especially wildflowers, butterflies and songbirds are especially welcome to be seen.

In the midst of summer though, the pickings become slim. Portland traditionally receives very little rainfall in July and August.

But, there’s always something that catches my eye. Butterflies are an example. At times, they are like beautiful flowers flitting in the wind. If there was a single butterfly that captured this image, it would be a painted lady.


Painted Lady Butterfly

Marquam Trail

Roses from the Oregon Rose Garden

Dark-eyed Junko

Garter Snake

Council Crest behind the Oregon Vietnam Memorial

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Railings along the Marquam Trail

Painted Lady and Western Tiger

Mt. Hood from the Marquam Trail

Roses from the Oregon Rose Garden

Oregon Rose Garden

Summer berries





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