As I turned to walk toward the garage, I could not believe what was about to be my good fortune of the summer, for as I had seen only once before, ever, there before me was the most gorgeous
Giant Swallowtail Butterfly
The largest butterfly in North America. I grabbed up my camera and took chase, as they are mighty fliers. I was running so fast to keep up, I nearly fell, and then it flew amongst the heavily wooded trees. I thought to myself, I may have even actually spoken the words...out loud..."You have got to be kidding me...right." ;'(
I could not find where it had gone, but I ran to the 2 closest neighbors gardens, hoping that it would visit, either next door, or across the lane. I waited at both gardens for several minutes, but the butterfly never found those gardens and my camera never got a single image. This had happened with a Zebra Swallowtail twice a couple of years ago...geesh, but hey, I got to see it and it was thrilling!
Below is one of the images that I took of one, amazingly two years ago today~
We always can find the Cabbage Whites, as well as the Eastern Tiger Swallowtails, but oh to catch another glimpse and this time get more images of the spectactular
Giant Swallowtail Butterfly.
Happy Week, Happy Mosiac Monday, be blessed and be a blessing to others, be safe and take care always~
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