The swallowtail butterflies have arrived!
Of course, they're right on their time schedule and not mine!
I had stepped outside to get the mail...and there it was. Just where it was supposed to be hovering over the phlox. I ran to get the camera. It flit here and there, while I followed it about from plant to plant, trying to capture one photograph.
Just one! I saw plenty of bees
and other critters. But, the lovely swallowtail flew around the front of the house and disappeared before I could focus the camera!
I had hoped that the fully blooming summer phlox would bring the butterflies calling...That's when they arrived last year (go here for the story) and I couldn't get the photo then either. It seems right and fitting that the phlox is looking its very best for the butterflies.
...and if you know me at all, you know I am going to be out there tomorrow to see if the swallowtails are really back and maybe I'll get that shot!
This time, I'll try sitting quietly to see if they come find me.