A Brief Beauty Break

My daughter and I made it back from our afternoon walk just as darkened clouds and rumbles of thunder announced the arrival of another storm.

Heading across the driveway to the front door, we noticed a beautiful Tiger Swallowtail hovering around the Lantana, flitting from flower to flower.

I had just enough time to grab my camera and fire off a few shots before the rain started falling and I had to scurry back inside.

It was only a brief beauty break, but it was still good for the soul!

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 A Brief Beauty Break

  1. Jodi says:

    so beautiful! I bought hubby a butterfly house for father’s day, so we are hoping we can attract some. We threw some wildflower seeds on the edge of the woods on our property and want to put it there πŸ™‚

  2. aussiebirder says:

    Beautiful Butterflies Kathy, I love your swallowtails, we don’t see them in our neck of the woods.

  3. pamkirst2014 says:

    I completely relate: my son and I got home from grocery shopping just as the skies opened up and the thunder rolled today. How nice that you were able to capture that gorgeous creature and those gorgeous colors on a dark, stormy day!

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    I have been seeing Swallowtails a lot at the lake this summer. Do you know which is male and female – mostly black or mostly yellow? πŸ’• Your photos are lovely! πŸ¦‹ How is Tucker?🐢

  5. kathydoremus says:

    For the Tiger Swallowtails, the female has a wider band of blue at the base of the top side of the wing; the male only has a spot or two, with much more black. (The one in my post is a male) The female Tiger Swallowtail can also come in a “dark morph” where she is a blueish black color.
    And Tucker is doing wonderfully. Took him to a lake this morning and he swam a bit for the first time. πŸ™‚

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