They were not pausing on their journey but flying together with a purpose. I waited for a long time to get a photo or two. I finally got pictures of a couple of Painted Ladies that did pause for a moment before rejoining the migration.
My favorite color is purple, so a lot of the flowers I plant in my garden are shades of that color. I think the prettiest combination is warm against cool. Maxfield Parrish colors I call them. The painted ladies orange against blue plumbago and purple straw flowers was a perfect example.