I am sending the multiple views to you so that you could see how pretty they were. I recognized the butterflies from the Butterfly Pavilion in Phoenix. I don't remember these from growing up in this area, but it is probably because I didn't pay very much attention back then. And we are more politically correct. "Weeds" are now called "Wild Flowers".
These are all developed "in camera" with very little post processing. The photos are of the same group of thistle with different camera settings.