Summer Wings Are Beautiful Things

Now that summer has officially arrived and the flowers are in full bloom, the front yard visitors have begun to make an appearance.

Butterflies, though later than usual, are sampling the purple blossoms from the bush that bears their name – like this male Tiger Swallowtail…

…and this female Tiger Swallowtail, of the “dark morph” variety.

Bees have been busy investigating the cone flowers…

…and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been spotted flitting about.

My favorite visitor of this start to the summer season was this Hummingbird Moth, a creature that is difficult to capture in a photo (At least for me!) but fascinating to watch!

Ahhh…summer wings are beautiful things!



10 thoughts on “Summer Wings Are Beautiful Things

  1. Brilliant! Your hummingbird moth photos are fascinating. We can really See this fantastic creature in all its glory, going about its business. Thank you for these lovely gifts this summer Sunday.

    1. The first time I saw one I had no idea what it was…and was so relieved to discover that they don’t sting! Now, I am mesmerized by them.

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