On our recent visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our hosts took me to a very beautiful area. What I found quite interesting was a small area on one of the lesser-traveled roads where massive numbers of butterflies congregate to sun themselves – right on the road. I was told these butterflies will – at times – completely cover a portion of the road from curb to curb.
Some motorists actually stop, get out of their cars, and try to shoo the butterflies off the road. Others don’t. This particular butterfly was fortunate – at least at the time we were there.
Their colors (the butterflies – not the motorists) are just fabulous in the sun. It pays to get off the main thoroughfare. As you can tell from the background in this picture, we were not on a paved road!