Thursday, May 28, 2009

Beautiful Surprise!

For some reason, even with all my gardens, I don't see many butterflies. Imagine my surprise, while replacing the pump in my fountain, I caught something out of the corner of my eye.A gorgeous butterfly had landed on my knockout rose bush not 2 feet from me. Of course, I didn't have my camera. I went to get it expecting the butterfly to be gone when I returned.
I couldn't believe it was still there! I took lots of pictures and went back to work on the fountain.
It was still there when I finished.
I haven't had time to research it and find out what kind it is but I'm sure one or more of you can tell me.
I just know it was a wonderful surprise and I hope it is here to stay for awhile!

8 comments:

Darla said...

What a GREAT surprise! It looks like a Swallowtail to me..

Teresa said...

Now 'that' is a nice surprise.

Cedar ... said...

What a lovely guest!

Heather said...

wow that is gorgeous!

Utah Grammie said...

How did you get such great shots? Beautiful! These are soo pretty!

Dawn said...

Wow...what a beauty!

Zoey said...

Hi Jean,
It looks like a black swallowtail to me. Isn't it fun when they stick around and let you take pictures? I have only seen a couple so far this year. It's been too cold to get out to see them.

Laurie and Chris said...

Mom ~ We looked it up in our butterfly book and it looks like a male black swallowtail.

Great pictures!