Three’s A Charm

I walked outside yesterday afternoon and saw not one, not two, but three Tiger Swallowtails fluttering about.

This handsome male – who you can tell is a male because he lacks the deep blues the female displays…

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…this lovely lady…

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and this dark morph version, which is easy to identify as a female since male Tiger Swallowtials don’t come in the dark color tones.

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As a bonus, this Pipevine Swallowtail (another front yard first for me) also made a brief landing.

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All in all, a beautiful, bountiful day for butterflies!

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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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10 Responses to Three’s A Charm

  1. Sheila Moss says:

    What beautiful photos these are!

  2. These are wonderful! Fabulous colours.

  3. Jodi says:

    Wow! Gorgeous!

  4. Terrific photos. You hit the jackpot.

  5. Jill Kuhn says:

    Amazing photos, Kathy! 🌟🌟🌟

  6. Some of my favorites in there. Thanks for sharing, Kathy! Those dark ones with the blue spots are my absolute faves and the yellows, second best. Wish I could draw or paint them…..maybe one day……thanks for posting!

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