The butterfly bushes are in bloom now. There are several different kinds, but this kind is easy for me to spot because it looks a bit like a skinny lilac bush. It is called butterfly bush because it never fails to attract butterflys, hummingbirds, and lots of other flying creatures. It's like a magnet to them. These are just a few of the little pretties that I snapped on a bush the other day. Lots of people plant these to attract butterflies, but there are better bushes for that purpose. In fact, this plant is considered to be an invasive and noxious weed. That is because it is not native to this country, and grows rapidly, pushing out other plants. It will survive almost any conditions, and the seeds will lay dormant for five years. It's extremly hard to get rid of, and yet so attractive to so many. Here's someone who attracted many, but not because of his looks. You might say he will always be the main attraction.
"He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows..." Isaiah 53:2,4