I painted an 8x10" watercolor looking east across the garden. I also brought along my gouache for a 5x7" piece. On my previous paint-out there with my artist friend Barbara, we noticed many monarch butterflies. I posted that painting last month in Saturday In The Park. The monarchs are special since Barbara grows milkweed in her yard for the butterflies, and we wondered if the ones we saw might be from her garden which isn't too far away. I saw so many monarchs flying by as I painted the pieces below that I had to include two in the gouache piece. I hope they read as butterflies and not poppies!