Swallowtail Butterfly in the Garden

@CarolDM (32754)
United States
July 10, 2019 9:57am CST
Always enjoy seeing these big beautiful Swallowtail butterflies in the garden every year. They are the biggest butterflies that visit. And there are always black ones and this yellow one. I love seeing both colors. When they spread their wings out, they almost cover the bloom. Photo ©CarolDM2019 I stayed with this one several minutes yesterday while he visited my butterfly bush plants. He went from one bloom to another. So cool to watch the beauties in the garden. It made my day. I forgot about how hot it was and everything else going on. He took me away for awhile. Enjoy your day. Plans for today anyone?
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@JustBhem (56143)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Jul
I also like butterflies with different colors, too bad they only have less lifetime.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
10 Jul
Yes all things beautiful must die sadly. But I enjoy them while I can.
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@JustBhem (56143)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Jul
@CarolDM Yes, and I keep wonder why.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
10 Jul
@JustBhem One of those questions about life nobody has the answer to.
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@cperry2 (1413)
• United States
11 Jul
I love when these beautiful creatures appear in my yard. I've tried to photograph them, but they do not sit still enough.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
11 Jul
You have to stand still and it takes a few minutes for them to get used to you being there.
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@cperry2 (1413)
• United States
11 Jul
@CarolDM Most times I agree this is a great strategy. But I watch them float in over the fence, I do not move, they come down to a flower then they are off back over the fence. I guess the stuff I'm growing doesn't really appeal to them.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
11 Jul
@cperry2 Probably so Clint. I have flowers planted in my yard especially for them.
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@valmnz (15520)
• New Zealand
12 Jul
We don't have a lot of butterflies in New Zealand, but I do enjoy those that come to the garden. It's a special time just being present with them as they go about their way, isn't it.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
12 Jul
Good to see you! I love seeing these in the garden each year. Yes I love their presence. I will just stand there around them.
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@valmnz (15520)
• New Zealand
12 Jul
@CarolDM wonderful way to spend time.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
12 Jul
@valmnz Very peaceful.
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@velvet53 (19578)
• Palisade, Colorado
11 Jul
I enjoy the butterflies and hummingbirds that come and visit. My 31/2 year old granddaughter loves them too. It is a thrill to watch her and the butterflies and hummingbirds. She is growing up to enjoy nature. Dad, Mom and myself are making sure of this.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
11 Jul
Good to see you Sandy. I enjoy them as well every year. I am sure she does love seeing them fly around. Enjoy those moments.
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@velvet53 (19578)
• Palisade, Colorado
11 Jul
@CarolDM It has been awhile hasn't it? I have so much fun with my granddaughter. I love watching her trying to catch a butterfly. She has nets but usually she tries to catch them by hand. They went camping last weekend and she caught her first fish. When the weekend was over she had caught 7 fish.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
11 Jul
@velvet53 Yes it has. You are so blessed to have her.
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@DocAndersen (5733)
11 Jul
that is beyond amazing. Carol you have a gift for butterfly pictures!
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
11 Jul
You are too kind. It was almost 100 degrees and I was out there with my camera!
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11 Jul
@CarolDM what is the old line "The artist much suffer for their craft?" :-)
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
11 Jul
@DocAndersen Yes indeed.
• United States
10 Jul
great photo, ms. carol! so glad ya got to spend that time 'way whilst watchin' the butterflies. here they're prone to landin''n full sunshine 'n my pics all 'wash. one 'f these days i'll 'nvest'n me one'f those hood thingies i reckon.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
10 Jul
Thank you! It was so much fun to see this beauty. The sun will mess up the pics for sure. Late evening is a good time to photograph them.
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• United States
10 Jul
@CarolDM yer welcome :) i've near 60 pics 'f the butterflies here, none i'd care to share, lol. late eve here 'tis a diff'cult time to plot. we're prone to brilliant sunshine 'n then darkness within 10 minutes. that're the winds're blowin' so. 'tis diff'cult to get pics when thingies 're swirlin' 'round :)
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
10 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx Have a good evening!
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@thelme55 (19463)
• Germany
10 Jul
Wow! That´s a beautiful butterfly. I am fond of stalking butterflies for taking photos when I am at home in my tropical garden.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
10 Jul
Thanks, I love these as well. Yeah I stalk them too!
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@thelme55 (19463)
• Germany
10 Jul
@CarolDM so we have the same hobby
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
10 Jul
@thelme55 Yes we do!
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@amadeo (97643)
• United States
10 Jul
I saw my first one this week.enjoy lunch on our flowers.so pretty
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
10 Jul
Oh that is so cool. I told you they would come soon.
@amadeo (97643)
• United States
10 Jul
@CarolDM yes it is very cool I loved it
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
10 Jul
@Gillygirl (32878)
• Sutton, England
10 Jul
Beautiful, Carol I've seen a few today on my travels
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
10 Jul
Oh good, I hope you can get some pics if you have a second or two. Enjoy!
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@Gillygirl (32878)
• Sutton, England
10 Jul
@CarolDM I will, just taking a break from the sun g/f
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
10 Jul
@Gillygirl I understand.
@Sojourn (5910)
• India
10 Jul
Didn't know their names but I think I have seen such butterflies.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
10 Jul
If you ever see them you never forget them. They are huge!
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@Sojourn (5910)
• India
10 Jul
@CarolDM Oh well, I think mine are different.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
10 Jul
@Sojourn There are hundreds of types.
@sharon6345 (185357)
• United States
10 Jul
Being in the house all the time I miss out on these beautiful things.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
10 Jul
You can see them through my photos.
@sharon6345 (185357)
• United States
10 Jul
@CarolDM That is what I was saying to myself when I was looking at this photo.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
10 Jul
@sharon6345 Good I am glad. Enjoy your day.
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@moonandstars (19184)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
12 Jul
I always like the sight of butterflies, like I was one in my past life. A very cute champ Hm, 2 days ago, I'm not sure. some basic things.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
12 Jul
I feel the connection as well!
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
14 Jul
@CarolDM Who knows...
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• United States
11 Jul
It reminds me I don’t see many butterflies around here. very nice picture
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
11 Jul
Sorry you don't see them. I will share mine!
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• United States
11 Jul
@CarolDM thank you , I love looking at them.
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• United States
11 Jul
i haven't seen any yet this year.but i'm sure as soon as the milkweed blooms,they'll be by.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
11 Jul
Yes they will, they love the milkweed. Can you share a photo of your milkweed sometime? We have weeds growing closeby and I think it might be milkweed.
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• United States
12 Jul
@CarolDM yea.i was out there today and saw a monarch
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• Rupert, Idaho
11 Jul
Very nice photo, that's a great capture!
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
11 Jul
Thank you Courtney.
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• Rupert, Idaho
12 Jul
@CarolDM No problem, anytime!
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@snowy22315 (70526)
• United States
11 Jul
Great butterfly shot..I see them around here too. I haven't ever tried to get a pic though.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
12 Jul
Thanks, I spent some time with this one.
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@janethwayne (4115)
11 Jul
I saw a butterfly that looks like this inside my house the other night.Lovely picture.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
11 Jul
Inside? I keep my doors close. Thank you.
@allknowing (84365)
• India
11 Jul
Not fair you call it a 'he'(lol) I think I have this type of butterfly in my garden. I will make a slide show of it as I have a few photos and a video too
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
11 Jul
I am not sure if it was male of female, the females are bigger, so maybe it was a she.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jul
You've captured a beautiful shot of him.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
11 Jul
Thanks, it was flying all around. I have a video as well.
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@wolfgirl569 (18109)
• Marion, Ohio
10 Jul
Done some transplanting earlier. Then just relaxed.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
10 Jul
Well you got some done! Glad to hear you relaxed.
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