Just finishing up in the front garden this morning, picking up my tools, movement caught my eye…
…The fluttering of a golden butterfly, crossing the garden, heading straight for the crowning blossom of our Joe Pye Weed.
Finally! This is the first butterfly visit I’ve observed since it bloomed.
May it be the first of many!
Our golden Tiger Swallowtail sipped and flew, sipped and flew a few times as I worked with the camera.
And then just as quickly disappeared to another part of the garden.
Butterflies, dragonflies and bees, this morning’s companions, express appreciation by their simple presence.
What a beautiful way to end a morning’s work of planting, watering, weeding, and feeding.
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014