Last week, several of us artistic types got together and went sketching down by the St. Lawrence River in Cornwall. There is a nice waterfront park there. We had lunch, then set to work. My friend Ronna did a nice post on our day out. Before sketching, I wandered off with my macro lens and found a thistle plant loaded with butterflies...
So many Painted Lady and Monarch butterflies!
We've seen so many of these little beauties lately.
I couldn't get over all the butterflies on the thistle plant.
And a bright green beetle! Feel free to identify it for me.
I think he looks so pretty on the purple.
A mama Black duck and her family swam by!
Parts of Cornwall are less than attractive, and I make fun of it a lot, but really the waterfront is exceptionally pretty. THere's a great biking/walking path along the water too.
This scene gave me a chuckle. On the dock was a group of teens frying themselves in the sun. At the picnic table, a group of seniors gathering for coffee, doughnuts and a smoke. The funniest thing about them was what they road up on: various electric scooters and an electric bike, all decked out with sound systems. They were blasting different 70s rock songs when they each rolled up!
A black duck enjoying a quiet moment.
I believe this is a paper wasp, and she was watching me watching her! Look what she'd caught: a little caterpillar!
She walked around the thistle plant with her prize...
...then took off!
What a gorgeous day.