Monday, June 23, 2008

Our Winged Visitor

I was wandering around my gardens on Sunday afternoon checking out the flowers. My purple sage was just hummung with honey bees. A neighbour up the road keeps hives, so we have quite a lot of bees through the summer months.


Suddenly a flash of yellow caught my eye! We had a yellow swallowtail butterfly stop for some nectar too. He/she was in no hurry. I took pictures to my heart's content and then called the kids to come see too (The Engineer was having a nap). Bub and Peach also snapped a pile of pictures on their camera. Beans and Squirt lost interest and went off to play.

Sometime later, the Engineer and I were sitting on the west porch and what went fluttering by? A yellow swallowtail! It had to be the same one as they're not that plentiful around here.

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

1 comment:

  1. How lovely! My oldest is crazy about butterflies. We are still trying to learn all of the kinds around here. We haven't seen too many since spring rolled around. I hope that's not a bad sign. I never can get close enough to get a good photo when we do spot a few.

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