a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Friday, August 5, 2011

Drying Her Wings

Freshly emerged
from this tiny chrysalis,
she patiently waited as her wings air-dried for flight.

18 comments:

Grammy said...

Hi Gail, Beautiful photos. We have them flying all over too right now. I have never seen so many. Have a great week. :)

Buttons said...

Beautiful if that is your new fancy camera it works well. B

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Having a terrible time with my internet today. Anway -- love, love the butterfly! Is that a black swallowtail? Never seen one. :)

Jo said...

Absolutely beautiful, Gail. Have a great weekend. (((hugs))) Jo

ellen abbott said...

It's amazing isn't it how those big butterflies emerge from those small shells unfolding and pumping up their wings.

Country Gal said...

Oh these are awesome photos ! I love photographing butterflys , heck I love butterflys period ! Have a wonderful day !

Michaele said...

Oh she is a beauty!

Jeannelle said...

Awesome! I have never seen a swallowtail chrysalis before.

Dreaming said...

How lucky to find an emerging butterfly. There must be some good omen that goes along with that!

DesertHen said...

A rare treat to watch! So pretty!

Tami Weingartner said...

Beautiful! My niece and I were watching this species feed on my Petunias last Sunday...I can't wait to show her these pictures.

LindaG said...

Have a great weekend!

Tamara said...

Did you see this happening?? Wow! This is really amazing :)

Farm Girl said...

Just lovely, That is a really great shot.

Chickadee said...

What a unique opportunity to find a butterfly recently emerged from a chrysalis!!!

Seven Gates Farm said...

With the next season approaching, the butterflys are one of the things I hate to leave. I just love how they float around the shrubs and flowers. They are lovely.

carolina nana said...

Wow you were so lucky to get those great photos.
Beautiful butterfly,isn't nature truly amazing !!
Blessings
Marilyn

Sue said...

I don't see as many butterflies around as I used to.

Kinda sad.

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PS. This one is beautiful!

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