Monday, April 9, 2012

Black Swallowtail Butterfly

What a surprised I had when I went out to cut some lilac blooms in my yard. There on the blooms was a black swallowtail butterfly. Of course, I didn't have my camera, only sheers to cut the branches, I hurried back to the house, grabbed my camera and prayed the butterfly would still be there. Oh yes, it was still there and look what I captured.
Wasn't that just fabulous? Love it, so glad he waited for me to return.

The life cycle of a butterfly is always interesting yet fun for kids to learn. I borrowed and sited these images that show the stages of it's life cycle below.


Linking to:
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Favorite Photo Monday


Outdoor Wednesday
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Nik at Floral Friday Fotos

22 comments:

Alycia Nichols said...

Oooooohhhhh....so pretty! You got some great shots!

Loredana Donovan said...

Lovely photos! The lilacs are very pretty, and great capture of the butterly :)

Maple Lane said...

I adore butterflies and lilacs~so pretty!

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Great shots - he did wait for you! That second photo is my favorite.

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

Beautiful photos! Oh, how I miss the smell of lilacs in the spring. Great shot of Mr. Butterfly! How nice of him to take a moment to pose for you. :-) I found your lovely blog through Favorite Photo Monday at Blueberry Craft and Hobby Time. I'm looking forward to following you and enjoying more of your beautiful photography. Have a great week!
Sharla

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I love flutterbys, esp in the middle of beautiful Spring blooms! Wonderful captures! =)

Riet said...

Lucky you, it is a beauty

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

two of the most beautiful things on earth....right in your backyard. :)

Ewa said...

beautifu photos! sometimes I wish I had my camera with me all the time, to capture different things, you were lucky it was still there whn you came back :)

Designs By Pinky said...

OMGoodness, your pictures are OUTSTANDING!!!! Mine would have been all blurry because I would have been shaking:):) Truly a gorgeous sight. I am so glad I found your blog!!! I will be your newest follower. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. XO, Pinky

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

Judy! What a beauty! Our lilacs are not open here, yet! Gorgeous lilacs and butterfly!

Diane said...

Great photography and what a perfect post for Metamorphosis Monday!! Beautiful, Judy!!

Karen said...

Beautiful shots Judy!

Andrea said...

Yes that is very beautiful. Even if we have lots of swallowtails here in our property in the province, i haven't seen that species yet. Maybe we don't have it here.

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Judy,

Your lilacs are beautiful. Wish I could grow them in Tennessee. Love your pictures and thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. My blue dishes were on sale... but not as cheap as I wish they were. Also, thank you for the kind words about my carrot cake.

Cynthia

Entertaining Women said...

I can only imagine the glory of going out in my backyard to cut lilacs for my table. Wow...and the added blessing of that glorious butterfly. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Emille said...

Oh you are great in sneaking up on that butterfly - a real skill:):)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

First of all your lilacs are just gorgeous! Mine didn't bloom this year because I don't think we had a cold enough winter. It's hard to get a good shot of butterflies. Your photos are amazing!

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Gorgeous photos, Judy. Love the lilacs and how lucky to get a shot of the butterflies.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

You were blessed to get such lovely captures. :)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Oh my, Judy, first lilacs, then the butterfly, then enough luck to have him still there when you returned. The stars were in the right place for you that day! I can almost smell those lilacs. Linda

NixBlog said...

Wonderful captures, Judy! I am glad the butterfly cooperated for you so we could enjoy your photos.

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