"In fact, millions of butterflies were all around us—vast fluttering waves of them, dipping down into the woods and coming back up around us again. It was a river of life and color, moving through the air."
from "Heaven is Real" by Dr. Eben Alexander.
I have always felt that a visit from a butterfly was akin to a visit from Heaven, and reading "Heaven Is Real" affirmed that feeling. Though I have done much to attract butterflies to my garden, they aren't so commonplace that I take them for granted. Even if they were in abundance, I would still be in complete awe of them.
Swallowtails, Painted Ladies, and others have been visitors this season.
Today a Monarch stopped by and stayed for a while, giving my heart and spirit a great lift.