I have a soft spot for vintage CorningWare. Every now and then on my thrifting adventures I spot something with the "Butterfly Gold" pattern. I picked up a couple of saucers at 25 cents a piece to go with my Pyrex tea cups. It's such a cheerful 70s pattern.
Of course, the real butterfly gold is outside. I was lucky enough to get close to this Great spangled fritillary (first) and Eastern tiger swallowtail (second). They're just crazy about the lovely purple milkweed.
These sunflowers are grown in a local garden. I like to stop by and admire it every now and then - especially since I don't garden myself. I'm certainly impressed people who do. A few hardy houseplants are about all I can handle, so I'm glad there are people in this world who grow stunning sunflowers like these.