my new friend the Swallowtail Butterfly

I have a new friend that lives outside my back door. He’s been there for 24 hours now, just shifting position and fluttering his beautiful wings about. I don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl, but for now I’m calling him ‘Mr Swallowtail”.


I inhaled so hard when I noticed Mr Swallowtail for the first time yesterday you’d think I just witnesses someone getting shot in front of me. My entire family has always been filled with nature lovers, and I think it’s in my genes to be fascinated by plants and animals. There is so much joy to be had in the natural world that surrounds us, if we would just stop and take a moment to experience it.


This is where he is currently living, the last time I poked my head out the door:


“May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.”
~Irish Blessing

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3 thoughts on “my new friend the Swallowtail Butterfly

  1. Love this, I think it’s wonderful to stop and enjoy life’s beauty. It’s too often that the tiny creatures go unnoticed. I love butterflies too, thanks for sharing these pretty images!

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