For most of the year I tend to take pictures in my backyard, but when summer rolls around, I head to the flowers out front – which is what I did this morning!
Here are three that paid a visit this lovely July 3rd day.
First is a female Tiger Swallowtail – of the dark morph variety. Isn’t she lovely?
Only the females have a dark version, the males are always the yellow with black stripes.
A Hummingbird Moth (These are so very cool!) was also hovering about.
I like this shot of him flying off to find another flower.
And last but not least was a Ruby-throated Hummingbird. He was perched on this small branch…
…and then flew off to investigate the Zinnias.