My days have been busy lately, now that the harvest is fully upon us. Summer is racing by, and already we’re starting to see the signs of approaching fall.
But before this glorious season ends, I want to make sure I take time to appreciate some of the little things of summer, such as these butterflies. I believe they are Western Tiger Swallowtails (Papilio rutulus rutulus), but I could be mistaken. Whatever the species, these lovely butterflies show up every summer in our garden, diligently pollinating our plants – and delighting the humans who eagerly await their arrival.