When the air changed suddenly last weekend around the Autumn Equinox,
I walked around to breathe in crisp air and watched butterflies flitting around
from flower to flower at the Kyoto Botanical Garden and in my neighborhood.
"Butterflies are self-propelled flowers."
ナミアゲハ, Papilio Xuthus, Asian Swallowtail
The backside of the wings of the Marbled Fritillary
ツマグロヒョウモン, Argyreus hyperbius, Indian Fritillary (female)
Then I got enthralled by the green reflections on a pond with shimmering water and ripples.
Oil painting touch
Looks like mosaics of broken glasses
The three butterflies below are small-sized and discreet in colors.
They are ofen seen in my garden and my neighborhood.
モンキチョウ, Colias erate, Eastern Pale Clouded Yellow
By the way, オニヤンマ, Anotogaster sieboldii (Selys, 1954), or Golden-ringed Dragonfly is
the largest species of dragonfly native to Eastern Asia, especially Japan.
The realistic-looking Insect Repellent Dragonfly as large as the real one
is for mountaineering, mountain stream fishing, camping, or outdoor activities.
I use safety pin for attaching it to my hat or backpack.
It is useful to avoid gnats and horseflies but unfortunately not for mosquitos.
The refreshing air of the last weekend was ephemeral.
Though September is going to be over, it still doesn't feel like autumn
with the summer sun and sultry air.
Various many subtle signs of autumn, however, make me feel autumn is
around the corner.
Linked to Saturday's critters