Summer color and GRAND Social No. 116 link party

Summer color

Welcome to a new week! I hope your weekend was beautiful. Mine was, due in part to this colorful little visitor who hung out at my place for much of the weekend.

Jim and I marveled at how the little guy seemed happy to participate in a long photo shoot to show off his glorious colors from all angles.

butterfly collage

He even posed perfectly time and again for closeups to show off his nectar-sucking equipment as well.

butterfly closeup 

Why do I refer to the beauty as he? Hmmm... not sure. But whether a he or a she, it sure made me — and Jim — smile. (Though it would have made us smile even more if he or she would have posed with Mickey or Lyla for a perfect "Dog and Butterfly" shot!)

GRAND Social No. 116

Time now for some linking and reading! Thank you so much for joining me for the GRAND Social link party for grandparents. Cheers!

link party

How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
  • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to your blog's home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
  • You can add up to three posts, but no duplicates, contests, giveaways, or Etsy sites, please.
  • Adding a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:
<a rel="nofollow" href="/" target="blank"><img src=" " alt="Grandma’" width="125" height="125" /></a>


  • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.

  • If you're not a blogger, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.