Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer







Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Yellow Swallowtails Sunning Themselves~

Part 1 in a series of 3~

These two Yellow Swallowtails were basking in the sun, after spending most of the afternoon in the mud of an almost dry creek bed.  One was slightly smaller and had a slight tear on it's right wing and the larger one was a stunner, just a perfect specimen.  All day I watched the two of them and it was a most fascinating day of learning and wondering, for in all of my years, I had not ever seen this happen before.  I kept thinking that they should have been hanging out on some beautiful flowers somewhere, but that was not to be the case...more to follow tomorrow~


5 comments:

  1. Beautiful butterflies Mary.
    Costas

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  2. Hi Mary,
    These are beautiful butterflies and although we have them in France, I still did not manage any pictures. yours are really nice ;-)

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  3. Interesting behavior! Very nice butterfly ;)

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  4. Wonderful shots of the Swallowtail. They are just beautiful!

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  5. Mary,
    Nice photos of the male Eastern Tiger Swallowtails. Hard to get two to bask in the sun in one place like that.

    I just did a huge post on butterflies from our WV mountain trip.

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