After being away for a few days, I was looking forward to another morning walk with Lily. I made sure the camera battery was fully charged before we left, in case we saw anything special. We did!
This little butterfly was constantly opening and shutting its wings.
Lily was very accomodating when I took this picture. She sat patiently on the sidewalk as I rushed to get out the camera and take a photo before the butterfly flew away. As it turned out, the butterfly was very occupied with these purple cone-flowers and completely oblivious to us. I still can't belive how close I was able to get! Thank you for your help, Lily! You're a good girl!