Monday, July 18, 2011

Fairies graced my garden...

Yesterday we were fortunate enough to be visited by a Zebra Swallowtail... the first one that I have ever seen.  She was beautiful, perfect, whole and intact - and that is a rarety in my garden. 

Remember you can click on each picture for a larger view...

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Today our temperatures soared high to around 96 degrees, but our neighborhood was one of those blessed with a good solid rain... a nice surprise, since they forecasted only a 20% chance for rain, at best. 

It's been raining for about three hours now and our rain gauge, so far, indicates that we've collected 1 1/2 inches of glorious rain!  What a blessing!  How is it that the simple task of chasing a butterfly or watching a steady rain can fool you into thinking that everything is right with the world...even if only for a few moments?


  1. It is those wonderful 'all's right with the world' moments that make living in this not so right world, a bit easier.

    Love thos butterfly shots. Glad you got some glorious rain, we did to last evening.

    Have a great day ~ FlowerLady

  2. Thankfully my husband was on the other side of the fence where the lighting was better. I thought he got some great shots! He's such a team player!

  3. How lucky you are to have both rain and to have seen a zebra swallowtail! No rain here in the Clarksville area. I've only seen a few of the zebras before and only in the last few years. What a sight~! Great pictures of yours. The contrast of the purple with the black and white is stunning!

  4. Thank you, Tina. I'm delighted to have you visit my garden! I hope that you'll stop by often! I'll see if I can send some rain your way! :)


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