I walked out to take pictures of the roses the other day, and who should I spy, but a lovely butterfly perching on the coneflowers. Here it is, the tiger swallowtail, posing gracefully while I clicked as close to it as I could, without scaring it away.
A day later, I saw he/she had brought a friend, they danced a short ballet over the coneflowers, before flying away into the neighbor's bushes.
Another time, as I stepped out to get the mail, I saw this bunny, peering intently at my roses. Maybe it had come to evaluate the edibility factor of the bright flowers. It decided to run away when I tried moving closer to get a better shot.