Today something unusual flew by me and caught my eye. It looked like a cross between a white butterfly, and a mythical creature that might live in the woods. I followed it around until, camera in hand, I could get close enough to realize that it was actually two butterflies, they were mating on a spice bush.
These butterflies are White Cabbage Butterflies (Pieris rapae). And yes, the larvae do eat cabbages.
The 'medicine' of butterflies has many facets. Most notably, the energy of transformation as it has several stages in its life cycle. When butterflies show up in my garden I am reminded to embrace more joy and grace in my day.