But I still recall how thrilled I was when I saw a butterfly alight on my Physocarpus opulifolius (Coppertina Tree) that was growing at my urban garden!
On that particular day, I recalled Richard Bach (Jonanthon Livingston Seagull) observation: "What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly."
And at the time I was so moved by seeing this phenomenon that I made a mini movie about it which can be viewed on Vimeo. I also took a number of photos of the incident and Cam agreed to let me feature one of them in her book, Words In Our Beak Volume One (which is available in digital for mat via Apple's iBooks or Amazon's ePub books).
Meanwhile, I plan to see my whimsical character in the very near future as Halloween will be here at the end of next month which begins this coming Saturday! In the interim, I hope to see more real butterflies in my garden as well as in NYC's great parks!