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!