Butterflies are definitely free spirits. Japanese yellow swallowtail butterflies are gorgeous adherents to this principle. How can anything so fragile in appearance be so successful in this game we call life. They appear to be absolutely carefree, no goals, no destination and life is a casual affair. We have watched a pair of them flitting amongst the flowers in front of our house and wondered whether the opportunity would ever arise to be able to capture their images.
Successful they are as the complete ruin of our cabbage crop can attest to thanks to the presence of a smaller white relative of the photos depicted and its abundant leaf munching progeny which I spent hours trying to eliminate to no avail.
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