Paper Kite Butterfly
One of my favorite butterflies - because of the distinct black and white markings.
Taken at the Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale, AZ - a beautiful glass-enclosed Conservatory home to thousands of butterflies in a tropical setting.
It was several months ago I took this photo, but life interrupted and I spent 3 weeks in Las Vegas helping my daughter and her family after my daughter's surgery for an old sports injury. She was allowed to walk very little and could not drive for several weeks, so I became chauffeur, cook, grocery shopper, taking my daughter & granddaughter to their required activities in between my son-in-law's unpredictable schedule in law enforcement. Also continued to work my paid job-via ALL the latest electronic technology. Didn't pick up my camera for 3 weeks although I did have it with me. Everyone is doing great now- and had such fun being a part of my daughter's life on a daily basis, to see my granddaughter every day, and be an older version of "mom" again. We made great memories, but glad to be back to a little slower pace.
And looking forward to participating in SmugMug again!