I remember learning about butterflies and moths in grade school.
I was awed by the amazing qualities..
the beautiful colors...
the intricate details and patterns...
The Tiger Swallowtail became my favorite.
my husband found this beautiful butterfly in our yard.
i, of course, had to photograph it.
if i'm completely honest it was probably by our cat.
she used to snatch dragonflies, butterflies and birds right out of the air.