So, there are some butterflies around after all. I practically had to get religion, though, to see 'em. At a flower/art festival at Mission San Juan Capistrano there were quite a few monarchs flying. I got suspicious, actually, there were that many. They looked, as this one does, like they had just emerged. Did the Garden Angels at the Mission figure their festival would be enhanced by a lovely flight of butterflies?
Anyway, they were beautiful to see, even though it was another grey morning in So Cal.
I also saw this one caterpillar preparing to pupate under a nice hollyhock leaf.