I see very few butterflies, but I managed to get this tiny BLUE...
The latlong of St Louis, in the centre of Forest Park (this one's for Enoch, who's always been hot on latlong)
Another RED-HEADED WOODPECKER which briefly sat on that tree-trunk, just long enough for me to snap him...
A lovely wooden bridge over Des Peres creek, with summer flowers in profusion:
A tiny little inflorescence in the grass:
The claw of one of the river crabs that's been eaten:
A dried-up flower, that still looks beautiful:
Another butterfly of the "Blue" variety:
A mother duck and her brood, looking alertly at me before swimming off:
And several pictures of sunsets...asakiyume....they are for you...
And this one is my favourite for the memory it brings back....the thundercloud was looming up, all the sky was a luminous mauve and purple, and the evening just glowed... the boat-lights shone dimly upon the waters of the creek, and the cool breeze was building up into a wind...dusk was a beautiful time to be there!