Commonly known as Blue Triangle in Sydney, this butterfly visits my garden regularly but it flits about so quickly that I was never able to capture it in a photo, until this morning.
We had some rain overnight and the birds and bees went mad with joy, When J my fourteen-year-old volunteer helper came to prune the fig tree this morning he pointed out some larvae to me and I said, leave them alone; they may be butterflies.
As if to say thank you , a Blue Triangle appears and I was able to snap some pictures with my iPhone that is always in my pocket for moments like these:
When it dived under the tree I thought that it was searching for the source of the scent that was coming from the Osmanthus fragrans but Wiki tells me that its larvae actually feed on the leaves of the Cinnamon. How fortunate am I to have the Blue Triangle’s favourite food.
Then it was gone, creating moments for other gardeners. Moments that enliven us – but for the butterfly’s lifetime, it has nothing but moments.