WILD ASTER with Monarch Butterfly  (Leavis Astez)

I was setting in an open filed beside this aster one afternoon, sketching this painting with my watercolors when a monarch butterfly alighted on a flower just a few feet from me.  It wasn't afraid and looked at me as if to say, "paint me!"  The elegance of the scene there were for many minutes enjoying another bonus of studying nature.  -page 76, Reflections of a Country Publisher