I was home for lunch on Wednesday eating my egg and cheese sandwich (also cooked by me, I do rock the breakfast food) on the patio when I looked over at the pentas and saw a Monarch butterfly hanging out. I had my camera with me so I jumped up and starting creeping over to the planter. I spooked the butterfly several times, but it kept coming back if I stood really still. VPH laughed his butt off watching me chase the Monarch, but it was totally worth it. Click any photo to enlarge:
I got one more excellent shot that is definitely heading the pack in the competition for Christmas card duty, so I think I'll keep it a surprise for now.