Simple + Southern Sunday No. 47

“And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭3:23‬ ‭ sss24“Lord, I need You, Oh, I need You
Every hour I need You. 
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh, God how I need You”
Matt  Maher

 “Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭3:24‬ ‭  Sunsets are beautiful on Weiss Lake!1 Is that a monarch or viceroy butterfly on the mimosa tree?IMG_0425 Butterfly observers, what kind is this?
 Our city’s remembrance of 9/11! Falls of Falloch in Loch Lomond, Scotland! Beautiful Togolese children!
 Oh, what a  beautiful morning for walking! Black grouper with risi e bisi-carnaroli rice, summer peas, and pistou at Bottega in Birmingham! “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭1:18‬ ‭ Fall is in the air and that means college football! “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the LORD!'”
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  1. I think the orange butterfly is a Gulf Fritillary. It’s hard to tell but I think it is a viceroy instead of a monarch. A book I have says the viceroy strongly resembles the monarch but has an additional thin black line across its hindwings. It would be easier to determine with a more close up picture. I’ll be interested to hear others opinions.
    It would be a thrill for me to see a monarch and a viceroy. Most of the butterflies in my garden are spicebush swallowtails, eastern tiger swallowtails and an occasional gulf fritillary. I still cringe that years ago I destroyed many larvae that were demolishing my dill plant. I wish I had not done that because I think they were monarchs.
    I have great book that I recommend called Butterflies of Alabama which is a Gosse Nature Guide with photographs by Sara Bright and text by Paulette Haywood Ogard.
    Great photos today as always.

    • Bonnie, thanks for all the great info! I enjoy autumn with all the butterflies visiting our garden. I will be looking for the book you recommended! Interesting because I had larvae that demolished my dill a few years ago! Have a lovely Monday!

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