It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Papilio Zelicaon; The Anise Swallowtail Butterfly

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BrasherGirl said...


Reddirt Woman said...

Oh, my... These photos took my breath away. Beautiful, still and peaceful.

I bow to your photographic ability.


Terry Busse said...

Wow, what great shots!

Madeline's Album said...

What a beautiful butterfly. Great photos. The flowers are lovely too. Have a great day. Madeline

castlewon said...

I enjoy the fact that you know the name of it, too

julie whitmore said...

you lucky girl., i've never had that butterfly my garden, even when we lived in the foothills.
Your scabiosa's are beautiful, by the way. (what an unfortunate name for such a pretty flower!)