California in the spring is always such a beautiful experience for me.
Leaving the lingering cloudy grey of early spring in NE Ohio, I land in a veritable paradise. The ocean in all its power and grandeur. Wildlife soaring and basking and creeping about me. Colors blooming all sides.
This year, my friends and I walked some paths I had not walked before. Camera and I had our eyes open for new treasures. What would God give us?
Off in the distance, across the creek and up in the trees, I thought I saw a fluttering. Could it be?
Ah, but is so far away – I will never receive its image, I thought.
I invited it to come closer, but I don’t imagine it could hear me at such a distance. I couldn’t even be sure it was a butterfly…
However, zoom lens was already conveniently in place and I had little to lose.
And this is the image we received:
Well, it sort of looks like there could be a butterfly on that leaf…but it is rather hard to tell.
It was not until I was back home and could properly edit the photo, that I could get a closer look.
Allow me to introduce you to California Sister (Adelpha californica):
Yes, my sister, indeed!
Thanks be to God for His wondrous gifts…