4.18.2006

Sun Salutes

A foot or so off the ground, a tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) waited patiently for the sun to creep a little higher. The morning was cool and this butterfly's flight muscles weren't quite warm enough to allow it to take off. I watched for a while as it flapped its wings and prepared itself for a day of nectaring and other important butterfly business. Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Important butterfly bidness? Let me guess, he's a Mary Kay consultant!

swamp4me said...

Well, come to think of it, there was a tiny little pink caddy in our lane this morning...

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Man I"m good!

Rurality said...

You're back! Is school over?

We seem to have more of these tiger swallowtails this year than usual.

Pushesrb said...

Wooo-hooo! Congrats to you! See, I'm good luck ;) I'm glad to see you posting more! Internet must be more cooperative huh? :)

swamp4me said...

Mr. B - yes! You are good.

Rurality - I'm on spring break this week. I'm in school until May 5th with graduation on the 6th.

Pushesrb - there was never any doubt that you are good luck :) The internet is still being a major pain. I'm blazing along with a connection rate of 16.8 Kbps right now - a tad up from our usual 14.4!!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

We don't see many swallowtail butterflies anymore. Thanks for the picture.