Had this all cropped and edited.. but don’t think I managed to post it. Fresh from its coccoon.
Colour is an illusion created by an agreement with the light and our eyes.
Today in Unimaginative Nomenclature: The Great Orange Tip
Banded orange basking in the sun. Conservatory in Cambridge, Ontario.
Leaves not yet fallen.
I love the idea of fractal mathematics in nature, and Helicona Psittacorum (Parrot’s Beak) is certainly a fractal flower.
My wife went through the trouble of catching and feeding the caterpillars, so this is a ‘newborn’ Monarch Butterfly, undamaged and very rich in colour.