When I first saw this week’s photo challenge, I took a picture of the first butterfly I saw in my garden this season. It was unusual, at least not like the ones I was used to seeing in San Antonio, and it was enjoying my chive blossoms.
But then yesterday we were at my brother’s in Chester, Virginia, celebrating Mother’s Day, and my brother showed me this little mother who had made a nest in his pot of basil.
My brother said he doesn’t know what possessed her to build her nest in such a strange spot. The pot is on the railing of their deck, right outside their back door and easily accessible to stray cats, of which there are many in the neighborhood.