After wading through a plethora of weeds, I finally got this shot, but wanted one with wings spread.
More weeds. And if that wasn't bad enough, I was hobbling, due to the ground being carpeted with goat-heads. My sandals offered little resistance to them.
Finally, when I was about to give up, I got a bead on one. Took some photos and headed home, sneezing like crazy, only to discover the individual I had photographed was damaged. I've done all I can for today though.
Earlier I saw this lovely male Black Swallowtail.
And a pair of Fiery Skippers mating... among the goat-heads, I believe.
And here's another Vesta Crescent from today, added at Brian's urging. With all the ID help he gives me, he earned it.
Once in awhile a person just happens to be in the right place at the right time. Couldn't resist photographing this juvenile male* Black-chinned Hummingbird when it showed up while I was butterflying beneath it.
* Age and and sex courtesy Kelly Bryan