Friday, September 24, 2010

Ragged Beauty (Black Swallowtail)

Life isn’t perfect and we can’t all be perfect.  I saw this butterfly and ran out to take it’s picture.  When I got closer I realized much of its wings are missing. But….it really didn’t matter…I still thought it beautiful.




On my way back inside I couldn’t resist snapping a shot of this little fellow. He comes to the backyard with 4 of his friends each morning for a few kernels of corn. My little dog, Raisin, loves to watch them. They are great “puppy” sitters. She won’t move from her cushion until they leave…and watches them intently.050cs


  1. I read recently that a butterfly can be missing up to 70% of its wings, and still be able to fly. Yours is lovely!

  2. I've seen many butterflies with a large part of their wings missing, and yes, they are still bautiful. The squirrels really give Raisin something to do. If you watch carefully enough you may see them thumbing their noses at him.


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