The Hottest Spot In Town

The Fiery Skippers must have spread the word that my front yard Lantana is the hottest spot in town!  Other butterflies have now started stopping by, like this lovely Spicebush Swallowtail  who dropped in for some nectar nippin’.


He was constantly fluttering his wings as he moved from one cluster of blossoms to the next, never sitting still for more than a second.

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I was hoping he would bask a bit so I could get a shot at the top side of his wings, but the best I could do was sneak a quick picture as he was coming in for a landing.  It’s a tad blurry, but I still wanted you to see how different the coloring and markings are.


Watching the Spicebush Swallowtail, whose wingspan is about four inches across, flutter about with the Fiery Skippers is a little like seeing Gulliver hanging out with the Lilliputians!

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I love taking pictures of my backyard birds, but I have to say, the front yard butterflies are keeping me captivated!


About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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11 Responses to The Hottest Spot In Town

  1. Snehal Kank says:

    Love the contrast between background and foreground 💜Wonderfully captured Kathy! Another inspiration for 🎨

  2. What pretty color they have! Beautiful creatures!

  3. Beautiful. So many subjects to choose from.

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    Love it’s name and ALL your photos! WOWZA! I’ve never seen this butterfly! Soooo pretty! ❤️

    • kathydoremus says:

      This one doesn’t come around as often as some of the others, so I was quite pleased that he made an appearance. Maybe he will show up more often this summer since we now have the Lantana to entice him. 🙂

  5. Just when I think your photos can’t get any more wonderful, you bloom afresh! Smashing it outta the park again, Kathy!

  6. They ARE captivating!

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