Sunny Sunday Swallowtail

Between the scorching heat here in “Hotlanta” and the duties and distractions of everyday Labs…I mean, life…I haven’t gotten out with the camera as much as I would like. So, setting the lame excuses aside, I decided to take some time this sunny Sunday afternoon to remedy this unacceptable situation. I am so glad I did, as I was rewarded with a visit from a Pipevine Swallowtail, who graciously lingered long enough for me to have a bit of a photo session with him.

You can differentiate the Pipevine from some of the other black swallowtails because of it’s bluish-black spotted body and it’s single row of orange spots.

This guy was not one to sit still, and quickly flew from one flower to the next to slurp up some nectar.

As he gathered nourishment from the zinnias, I stood and nourished my soul with his beauty.

What a great way to spend a summer afternoon. 🙂


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 Sunny Sunday Swallowtail

  1. 2019tv says:

    Such terrific photos!

  2. de Wets Wild says:

    Terrific images of a beautiful creature, Kathy!

  3. Jodi says:

    WOWZA! Have missed your beautiful photos like this! 🙂

  4. Andrea Jones says:

    What a wonderful sequence to enjoy on a Monday. Thank you.

  5. dawnkinster says:

    Perfect! Funny, I’m visiting you from Ms. Liz’s blog, Exploring Colour, saw your blog on her blogroll. I too was out in my yard this past weekend, I was looking for yellow, and had someone visit my zinnia garden too. Can’t say I like my image as much as I like yours, but seemed coincidence that I wandered to your site today!

  6. Beautifully captured!

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