American Copper Butterfly

American Copper Butterfly at Raccoon Creek State Park

Eye candy. Our American Copper butterfly is perched on Orange Hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum) in the late morning at Raccoon Creek State Park in western Pennsylvania.

Awash with oranges and yellow, this image soothes, as watching a well organized fish tank soothes.

America has been so accepting of countless immigrants and both the butterfly and the wildflower may have been introduced centuries ago.

Examine our other posts of American Coppers (Lycaena phlaes). There is something about them that evokes such pleasant, calming, and positive thought.

Jeffrey

American Copper Butterfly

American copper butterfly photographed at Raccoon Creek State Park, PA

It’s 26 degrees Farenheit outside now. I just returned from a very, very sad place…. A new Post, that’s what I’ll do until my next errand…. Oh, this morning we participated in an ‘informal assessment appeal’ to try to lower the abrupt, spiked (very spiked) increase in the 2012 real estate assessment on this house. This PM visit to that sad place, snow covered with deer tracks here and there…and the plow coming along during my short stay (they agreed to come around again in 15, which was thoughtful)…

So…why this American Copper post? Well look at it. Tiny as it is, it is so …. (do I use the word beautiful too much?) beautiful. Months will have to track by before these little Coppers will be bounding from flowerhead to flowerhead again, but what a treat to look forward to!

Most of us have days like this, happily all of us can hope to look forward to the time real soon when we can watch such little pookies springing from here to there…happily.

Please remind me to update this Post when winter ends…

Jeffrey