Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

This Tiger Swallowtail visited one of the vines in my yard in the late afternoon.  It had suffered a tear to its left hind wing, probably as the result of a bird bite.  Fortunately, it was one of the lucky ones that got away, and this didn’t hamper its movement as it gracefully fluttered from flower to flower sipping nectar.  Watching this beautiful butterfly was one of the highlights of my day.

“There’s no need to be perfect to inspire others.  Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.”  ~Unknown

The Promise of Spring

Every day in Northwest Tennessee we are seeing gradual signs that Spring is on its way.

“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ~Rachel Carson

The dance

After viewing a series of photos that I took of this butterfly back in October, I decided to post them in animated motion.  The butterfly looks very graceful as it dances around the flower gathering nectar.

“Do a loony-goony dance ‘cross the kitchen floor.  Put something silly in the world that ain’t been there before.”  ~Shel Silverstein