Blue Treasure

Tiny wings dance in the warm summer breeze as I explore the edges of my yard. She seems so carefree as she flits and flickers from place to place. The pale blue wings are are a joy to behold as the shutter snaps. It’s as if the Spring violets came to life and took to the wind. I have watched these little butterflies my whole life and never really took the time to find out the name. At first I thought that it was “Small Blue” which is a species found in the U.K. and Asia. But with a second Google search I learned that it’s a Spring Azure. Both are from the Lycaenidae family. The internet is full of scientific data on the feeding and mating habits as well as the season and range and all of the wonderfully nerdy things that make the internet interesting. But the best part of the little blue butterflies that are spotted in the warmer months is the childlike giggle that comes from deep within the soul when they’re near.

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3 thoughts on “Blue Treasure

  1. I love your commentary on this beautiful butterfly, there’s something about that baby blue that breathes innocence and purity (I guess blue is an underrated colour). If I could just stop being scared of anything non-human, I’m sure I can begin enjoying the beauty of butterflies once again. For now, I’ll just admire them afar by looking at your photos. ☺️

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    1. Thank you Sophia ❤ These little butterflies have a first cousin that's found in the U.K. as well.
      On the fear of anything non-human, after taking entomology classes in college it was years before was comfortable working in places like the crawl space under a house. I knew what every creepy crawly in North America could do if it felt threatened. However, my expert opinion is that all little blue butterflies in my area are completely harmless.

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