Today was an "Italian" day. I met friends at a coffee shop for Italian conversation practice this morning. Later after taking Emma for a good walk, I settled into one of my pink chairs in the backyard to catch up on my Italian homework for tonight's lesson. My camera rested on the other pink chair as I observed a beautiful monarch on my butterfly bush. Whenever it would land, I would put down my homework and attempt to shoot it. I'll be the first to admit it; these aren't great, but I do like the composition in both photos. A gentle breeze made focusing difficult. Maybe I'll have better luck tomorrow.