Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Camera Shy

It's been a cool wet winter here. Even today with the sun high and proud with only few cotton clouds, the wind made it cool enough for sleeves.
I'm still working to get my yard is a semi-state of presentability, so after writing, paying bills, and firming up our cruise in late spring, I shoveled and raked.
When my arms got rubbery, I leaned on a yellow fiberglass shovel handle to catch my breath. I closed one eye and then the other to get a mental picture of how the yard will look one day when we have grass again. It seemed to look better through the left eye, but that might have been a function of a slight difference in the light.
As I stood there, an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly danced on the breeze and landed on a sweet gum stump a few feet away.
I pulled out my phone and started to snap a picture, but he apparently was camera shy.
I wasn't able to get a photograph, but I remembered I had one from last summer in my archives. I used it instead.
I know warm weather is not far away. I'm ready.


  1. I love butterflies... they are so beautiful and delicate. Thanks for posting the pic;-)

  2. I can't wait to see a butterfly again! I saw our first Robin on April Fool's Day...and nobody believed me-go figure! xo Diana

  3. I have never seen an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly but wow - how beautiful.


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