Thursday, July 31, 2008

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

I spent the morning in the gardens.
It was foggy and cool.





A female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail,
in her black dress,
graced me with her beauty.




She is my favorite butterfly.



Her mate came in.
A beautiful pair.

I watched them dance.
Goodbye July!


8 comments:

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful end to July for you Sherry.....it could not be better.....

Mimi said...

The fact that their wings were so perfectly intact means they were quite young yet. Lucky you! what a way to end the month!

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
I was so taken with the beauty of these two butterflies that I wept with joy! To be a witness to this exquisite beauty filled my heart with gratitude.
To be able to photograph them was a gift I had asked the "powers that be" to bestow on me. I have been watching butterflies for many years. I have watched the butterflies dance many times. Today I actually was able to get a picture. I am very pleased.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Mimi,
Both the male and the female were in perfect condition. I think they were very young.
Very beautiful. I want to go back outside and be with them some more!!
Sherry

ChrisND said...

That is quite a pair...so interesting. You were truly given a gift to capture them...and have gifted us by sharing!

Q said...

Dear Chris,
Watching them dance about in the air was amazing!
Hopefully I will see a few Tiger caterpillars soon.
Sherry

meggie said...

Please never stop posting your marvellous pictures of the creatures & birds. So wonderful!!
Thank you, Sherry!

Q said...

Dear Meggie,
Okay!!! I will keep on taking pictures of the darlings in the backyard. I often wonder if people are wanting a little something different. I enjoy the birds and the bugs so much and I hope they are always delightful to to my friends. Thank you for your voice of encouragement!
I am looking forward to cooler temperatures. Autumn is a glorious time with the birds and the butterflies and the leaves.
Sherry