Wordless Wednesday – Tiger Swallowtail

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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70 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Tiger Swallowtail

  1. Anne says:

    What a beauty!

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  3. Alice says:

    She is so beautiful. I know from photos what their caterpillar-kids look like, but have not seen any. We are fortunate to have butterflies on our planet.

  4. Dee Min says:

    Gorgeousness with wings!!!

  5. Such lovely creatures. The other day, I saw one in our yard.

  6. What a beauty! I love the way the leaves are fanning out is echoing the butterfly’s wingspread.

  7. Lucky you! I haven’t seen any so thanks for sharing.

  8. Dale says:

    Lovely composition! Beauty of a butterfly.

  9. ke01341 says:

    I have been seeing frequently and am hoping it is a healthy year for them.

  10. Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
    In the forests of the night;
    What immortal hand or eye,
    Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

  11. sandyjwhite says:

    Love spotting these gems!

  12. These beautiful butterflies are always a joy to behold. I saw a few before winter returned, but wasn’t able to get a photo. I’m hoping for more of them soon, and for their willingness to sit still long enough for me to snap a picture.

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  14. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    What a beauty Eliza! 💛

  15. Kris P says:

    Beautiful! And I bet you didn’t have to go to an enclosed butterfly pavilion to get that photo either 😉

  16. M.B. Henry says:

    What a gorgeous capture!

  17. Debbie says:

    How gorgeous! Your yard must be a magnet for these lovelies!!

  18. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    A beautiful butterfly

  19. Lovely. We’ve only had a handful of butterflies so far. Just one of these . Hoping for Black Swallowtail larvae to be chomping our parsley.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Steve. I’ve seen a few about (or maybe the same one over and over??) My stand of self-sown dill is ready for any BSWs that might come by.

  20. Always a pleasure to see these beauties!

  21. Beautiful! On Honeysuckle?

  22. Welcome back, beauty!

  23. dianaed14 says:

    How great to find this… maybe in your garden!

  24. Beautiful!!🙂 They always make me stop what I’m doing so I can watch them.🙂

  25. Awesome shot and may I say … I enjoy seeing how much you appreciate the beauty of the season!

  26. Pepper says:

    A lovely butterfly, beautifully captured. 😊

  27. jillslawit says:

    Oh wow, how beautiful.

  28. Wow! What a beautiful visitor…we have yet to see such beauty although Terry recently spied a dragonfly…

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Kim. So far it’s been a promising year for butterflies. Perhaps it was all the rain we got last summer, lots of food and moist habitat.

  29. Jet Eliot says:

    A blissful summer moment, how absolutely lovely, Eliza.

  30. Bela Johnson says:

    We’ve got them here and now, bobbing along on this incessant wind!

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