We get more butterflies here in our new location than we used to get at the old house. The problem is that they don't settle very often and it's hard to get a photo. This beauty, the tiger swallowtail likes the large lantana bush at the front of the house and this time I was ready for him. I took it from inside the house. Just pulled up the blinds and took a half dozen shots through the window. Even then I only got one good shot. She moved from bloom to bloom so fast, but I managed one last shot before she flew away. She is really gorgeous with a wingspan of about 4 or 5 inches.
We have quite a number of very pretty yellow butterflies that FLY, FLUTTER and FLOAT throughout the back yard. They are a very pretty bright yellow though less than half the size of the swallow tail, but I don't think I've ever seen one settle on any thing.
My mother used to call butterflies 'FLUTTERBIES' so I thought this would be an appropriate word for ABC Wednesday, since they also , FLY, FLIT and FLITTER as well as FLUTTER.
This is my contribution to ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER F . We are now in our 15th round of that FABULOUS and FANTASTIC project initiated by Mrs. Nesbitt, and now continued by our own FAMOUS Roger Owen Green, the "Jeopardy" champion, along with his band of helpers. Please visit other entries to this FASCINATING educational and FUN project by clicking HERE.