Butterflies are an easy distraction for me and a great way to avoid laundry, or any kind of housework for that matter. We have been working for several years to create a bird and butterfly sanctuary in our yard. While the trees still have a long way to go, the flowers are coming along nicely and we have seen a fair selection of butterflies. The next few posts will be dedicated to showing them off.
An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, newly emerged from it's chrysallis
The black form of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (female)
A western tiger swallowtail, in my bro's CA garden