Yellow on purple...yum!
A Clouded Sulphur nectars on Ironweed.
I love the action in the wings as the sulphur prepares for flight.
I'm guessing this fellow is a Clouded Sulphur. He has a touch of orange on his wings, but he seems mostly yellow. Orange Sulphurs are also common here, and I read they often hybridize with Clouded Sulphurs.
...much of the meadow was parched and brown due to the intense heat and lack of rain we've had this summer, which made the bright yellow of the sulphur against the deep purple of the ironweed even more striking.
Matty points out an Eastern Meadowlark as Rick watches. They didn't know I was watching them instead of the bird!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day!