While working in the backyard I looked over and saw this beauty. It looked like it was really hungry and would stick around for a while. I rushed up the stairs and fetched my camera. What a deal for me.
It did get to be a little threatened by me as I took so many shots. It went into flight and circled around my head and around the tree but it was back. I took too many shots but that was just as fun as capturing the full moon last night.
I cropped the top of its wings off with the camera but the detail that is shown in this shot makes up for it. I love the detail on the swallowtail butterfly.
This is a new project, yet to be decided on its final design. I went to get groceries this morning and stopped afterwards at Ace for soil, a bag of river rocks, a new garden hose and grass seed. The prices are over the top these days on everything. I was filling in dirt along my steps along the side of the house where the years of rains had washed the dirt away from the stairs on the hill. I put new grass seed down on the dirt and then mowed grass in the shade of my house to collect grass clippings. I put the clippings on the seed and watered everything down well. It became very hot while out there and pushing a mower was not good but I did just mow in a couple of spots. It was great to go take butterfly shots and then I just quit working. Taking it easy this afternoon. I got a med picked up and when I got home the pharmacy called to say I had another one to pick up. I won't go back even though it is just a mile away.
Thanks for stopping by today.