Sunday, June 13, 2010

are everywhere!
And the beautiful creatures keep
finding their way into my greenhouse!
I do my best to catch and release them...
. .
Adelaide loves to see them
before they fly away
Daddy goes for the
up close & personal farewells
while Sarah decides that
she likes this thing on
Mummy's hand quite a bit
and rather
on her!
Seems to me,
the closer look you get
the more interesting they get!
Apparently these delightful creatures
only live for 10 to 14 days
in their adult butterfly form...
Such a short time to enjoy them,
don't you think?
And as they age,
their wings become
tattered and worn.
hummm....not unlike ours!
Time to rescue another one ...
And while Swallowtails are
gracefully lilting about
happily fluttering from flower to flower,
this rare & delightful species
takes time to
flutter about our soil pile

as only a
beautiful little
Yukon Butterfly


Betty said...

Those butterflies are beautiful Heather! I see your tomatoes are coming along nicely :)
What a great camping trip you had. Looks like the girls had lots of fun.

Heather, aka: Mum said...

Cheers Betty! We have more Swalllowtails this year than ever before! It's amazing! And I have a tomato that is actually sarting to turn a bit red :):):) I did cheat though - with this being my first greenhouse, I started with plants instead of seeds! It's still very exciting to see everything grow!It's a small8'x8' and the girls call it the Gingerbread House...not sure where they got THAT from but the name has stuck ;)

Judy said...

Love the pics Heather! You are soooo good at keeping your blog up to date . . . .I just can't seem to get back at it . . . . and, another DockDogs season is almost upon me! Yikes!! Are you on Facebook? Easier to see my pics there! Just got back from a trip to Ireland - tons of pics will be up eventually.

Love Jude

Heather, aka: Mum said...

That Funny...I stink at Facebook but I'm getting a bit better at it! I just sent you a friend request ;) Can't wait to see the photos from your trip!!!