Monday, September 20, 2010

Butterfly surprise

It's been quite warm here in Eastern North Carolina and today it will hit 90 degrees. I was watering my plants and flowers in the back yard this morning because everything looked so dry and stressed when, to my surprise....

this beautiful Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly fluttered around me and landed on the red geranium ~
ah! it just lifted my spirits!

There haven't been very many butterflies this year, (not like other years)
so it was the most lovely surprise.


Cherrie said...

Beautiful, and you got great pictures of him too!

erin said...

we have had tons of butterflies, despite all this heat and humidity which doesn't seem to want to end! er. i am over it! your photos are lovely.
happy new week to you,

Zuzana said...

It has been raining here today and it feels very much like autumn... I can not believe you have 90 degrees.;)
Lovely pictures (the butterfly is gorgeous) and I love your new header very much as well.;)

Fifi Flowers said...

GORGEOUS photos!!!

Janean said...

donna, how lovely! have you ever visited a butterfly house? we did once at calloway gardens and it was amazing!!!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Butterflies have a way of doing tht don't they? :) Come to think of it, we haven't had as many butterflies this year as we have had in the past either..
have a great day Donna!
Karla & Karrie

Ruth Welter said...

Beautiful pictures of the Swallowtail Donna. I have them around here too . Funny enough, every time I saw one this summer I ran outside like a crazy woman with the camera and the little guy was always gone, I don't think he wanted me to photograph him. : )


Sherri said...

What a lovely surprise indeed! I love butterflies-they are so graceful floating along in the garden. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda Kula said...

I've had lots of butterflies, but few hummingbirds. Oh, and I've had tons of dragonflies. A high of 90 here would be cool.