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!



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 Summer Wings Are Beautiful Things

  1. jmcheney says:

    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.

    • kathydoremus says:

      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.

  2. de Wets Wild says:

    Such beautiful visitors you host in your garden, Kathy, and beautifully photographed too!

  3. Art Snehal says:

    Hi Kathy, what a lovely photographs 😍🤩
    Also my cardinal project is live. I have mentioned you in my post, I guess you must have missed it. Here is a link Thank you so much Kathy.
    Also I have mentioned your website in skillshare class description for reference photo credits.
    Thank you again ☺️

  4. bouncer5 says:

    good pictures!

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