Here is the view from my kitchen window.
It is a wonderfully overgrown butterfly bush.
It gives me great pleasure to look outside my window and watch all sorts of butterflies and bees feeding on the flowers.
Occasionally, I see bees that mimic hummingbirds in their flight.
Today, there were a number of Swallowtails, which is fitting as it is the official state insect of Virginia. I bet you didn't know that there were official state insects!
I journeyed outside to get a closer look and although, they were a bit skittish, I was able to get a few closeup shots.
I wonder if there is an official title for a butterfly watcher?