All posts tagged: western swallowtail

Happy Friday from my Garden!

This Western Swallowtail has taken a liking to my Korean lilac bush. It visits every day and always heads straight for these fragrant blossoms. Just take a look at the proboscis covered in pollen! I watched until it disappeared into the woods along with the […]

14 comments

Happy Mother’s Day from my Garden!

Happy Mother’s Day from my Garden! What better place to be than outside on a lovely day. The garden is starting to show its most beautiful side during this time of spring. The heavenly fragrance of  lilac blossoms attracted the first western swallowtail of the season. […]

18 comments

Happy Friday from my Garden!

All summer long my garden gets visited by these beautiful Western Swallowtails. They very much love the butterfly bushes I planted, but really go crazy over Peruvian lilies. The swallowtails love basking in the hot afternoon sun and feed on the Alstroemeria’s nectar. Once they land […]

21 comments

Zunday Zen … zEntanglement

Way up in the clouds on this midsummer day a swallowtail gliding without hiding joyfully jiving, suddenly diving through trees, clouds and sky …   Pardon the Interruption while I unzengle my feet …   Down below buddleja’s aglow honeyed fragrance’s wafting on the breeze a swallowtail’s […]

12 comments