Rain, Rain, Rain!

It's been pouring down today, so there won't be any butterflies flying around. The hummingbirds don't seem to mind in the least. Two Monarchs did come out of their chrysalids today though. One was another 'surprise' one. I walked around to the front of the house when the rain slowed down a bit and found a Monarch hanging from a dying purple cone flower. I looked around nearby and sure enough, found the empty chrysalis under one of the leaves of the plant. So few butterflies survive on their own naturally that I'm always surprised to see one that wandered off and pupated on its own, without my help, and survived. Of course, it happens, its not like they need help from people, but still the odds are against them. It makes me happy to see it!