Black Swallowtail was a messenger with an answer

As I was daydreaming about the first post on this new blog, something black and flying caught my attention just outside the sliding door. I don’t get to see black butterflies all that often around here so this little guy instantly had my undivided attention.
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Black Swallowtail butterfly
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I got up and got closer to the glass and then the black beauty sat on the screen door right in front my face and started posing, and proudly showing off his breathtaking beauty. I couldn’t take my eyes off him. Now that I think about it, I should take a video because this was quite a performance. Unlike anything I’ve ever seen before!
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Black Butterfly - Swallowtail on my hand
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Butterflies abound around here because I make sure there’s always plenty of plants in my yard that attract colorful flutters. However, right now it’s still early in the season, not too many blooms, and not too many butterflies. So, this encounter was extra special! It kept me smiling for a long time and my daydreaming resulted in this opening post.

I hope you enjoyed both beautiful images by two young Canadian photographers above. And here’s what I was able to capture – after I got un-enchanted by my visitor’s act.
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Black butterfly on the screen
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What are You daydreaming about today? Share your happy (day)dreams in the comments below if you like… 🙂
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Nastya says

very nice

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    Daria says

    I’m glad you like my black butterfly. It really was a very special and meaningful encounter – and I haven’t seen it since that day, described in the post above. I hope he comes and visits me again – maybe even with another message… 🙂

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Annie Marie Peters says

I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a black butterfly! Typically, I see Monarchs and those lovely little white ones fluttering around the flowers in my garden. That’s what I’m daydreaming about today. It’s grey and gloomy, so I’m thinking of sunshine and a long day spent digging in the dirt! Hope you’re having a nice day, Daria. I’m enjoying your blog!

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    Daria says

    Thank you, Annie, for stopping by, and sharing your butterfly experiences with me. I’ve been doing a lot of yard work for the last two weeks, including planting seeds and transplanting, not to mention mulching and pruning and building a new flower bed for some bulbs I expect in the mail some time this week. And I’m already daydreaming of clouds of butterflies of all colors and shapes and sizes to come visit my blooming plants, maybe even some hummers – I haven’t seen any of those for the last couple of years. I also wish for a few hours of rain – to refresh my potted plants and the nature all around. Happy spring, Annie!! 🙂

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Ashlee says

I think it’s funny that you and I have a number of the same books! I know that seoetimms (OK, a lot of times?) I too use reading to postpone taking action, and am trying to learn how to balance the two. Unlike watching television, reading books to avoid doing the work sounds so much more noble, yes? But greater fulfillment and happiness depend on what we do with all the knowledge we gain by reading, not simply through the acquistion of that knowledge alone. Thanks for sharing.

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