*Butterfly Sitting Softly

Happiness is like a butterfly:
the more you chase it,
the more it will elude you,
but if you turn your attention
to other things,
it will come and sit softly
on your shoulder.

— Henry David Thoreau

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Photo ©2011, Jen Payne, butterfly at Walden Pond.

Butterfly enthusiasts: is this Polygonia interrogationis (Question Mark) or Polygonia comma (Eastern Comma)?

6 Responses

  1. TJB Googins

    are those real names? was that butterfly posing for you on the ground at walden?

    i am anxiously waiting for the answers to these important questions!!! if i had to guess, i’d guess the eastern comma… come on, now, a bug named after punctuation? how odd…


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