We finally got the heat wave the rest of the country has been experiencing. Yesterday it was a blazing hot 97 degrees and we’re still expecting temperatures in the mid-nineties the rest of the week. It’s been too hot in my office to blog.
But today I was up early with the windows open and cool air coming in so I thought I’d bring you some pictures while I can.
It may be too hot for me, but the bees seem to be thriving.
And I’ve been tracking the elusive butterfly for several weeks now.
I’ve seen one or more swallowtails fluttering around in the garden high among the trees, teasing me it seems. I have lots of pictures like this. 😉
Still, I’ve been persistent and finally saw one land and stay still long enough for me to get some pictures.
When it did, I noticed its tail seemed a bit ragged.
Do these beautiful creatures fight? Did a bird take a bite?
Apparently, it’s not uncommon for them to have some damage on their wings and continue to fly and function.
Hopefully I’ll get more photos of them whole, but this will do for now.