It is interesting to watch the Horse Chestnut Tree. First the leaves came off, and then the stems left these fascinating scars. Clara, John, and I had a good time delicately touching the stems and watching them drop off. Here is a link to the blooming that happened this spring.
Butterflies are known for their unusual life cycle that includes a spectacular metamorphosis from caterpillar to a colorful winged adult. They have an erratic yet graceful flight pattern that attracts attention when they pass. The Ancient Greek word for butterfly is psȳchē, which means soul. I particularly admire their symmetry and kaleidoscope of colors.