small garden creatures
peer out from behind tall stalks
While sitting and pulling weeds in my garden one day last week, I noticed this little skipper very close by. It didn't seem to be concerned about my presence and surprisingly it stayed and seemed to be watching me. And so I said to it, "..it seems you must want your picture taken..", and I went inside to get my camera. Upon my return it was still there and we had a photo shoot.
These photos are of a Peck's Skipper. Its average size is about 9/16 of an inch. These tiny winged butterfly creatures are known as Skippers; I have read that they are not considered true butterflies. They are very small and their bodies appear proportionally larger to their wings than a true butterfly's does and their wings have an angular appearance to them.
This haiku was created in response to the word, 'faces', which is this week's prompt at One Single Impression. For more poetry on this theme please visit the hosting site.