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. 🙂