I have seen so many butterflies this year, I don't know whether that is because of our hot dry weather or a fancy of Nature, but I am enjoying every wing beat.
Here are pictures of Swallowtail butterflies visiting a well named Butterfly bush.
"The Western Tiger Swallowtail is very similar to the other tiger swallowtails with its distinctive black stripes on a yellow background. The lunulate submarginal markings on the underside of the hindwing are all yellow, while the submarginal spots on the forewing underside form a band. The uppermost spot on the border of the hindwing above is yellow. Wingspan: 65 to 90 mm."
Love is like a butterfly, hold it too tight, it'll crush. Hold it too loose, it'll fly."
"I would like to think that the singer is the butterfly, and the drummer was just the little grub in the ground, working to become a caterpillar."
― John Keats
― LeeAnn Taylor
― George Carlin
Hans Christian Anderson