A sky of clouded sulphur

The butterfly, that is (Colias philodice). Okay, so, I exaggerate: it was just one. By moving slowly and stepping carefully I was able to get a shot of it among some bird’s-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus).
Clouded sulphur (Colias philodice), near Goodman Center
Its more southerly relative, the cloudless sulphur (Phoebis sennae) inspired Morton Subotnick’s electronic composition A Sky of Cloudless Sulphur; here’s an excerpt from a recent live performance which captures its weird and splendid flavour:


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