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10 June 2006 — Swallowtail (2)

I'm sitting on the back porch on a pleasant Saturday afternoon. I'm sipping a gin fizz. Toto is perched on the railing, surveying the yard. Kris is at work in the garden.

In the back hedge, a swallowtail butterfly alights upon the pale purple rhododendron, the rhododendron that towers nearly twenty feet above the ground. The scene is gorgeous — butterfly and blossom make perfect complements, framed by a forest of green. The swallowtail flutters from flower to flower. I'd like to take a picture, but it is only there for ten or twenty seconds before it breezes away.

On this day at foldedspace.org

2005Gin Fizz, Illustrated   In which I share excerpts from an old drink mixing book and an old dinner party book.

2004Action Girl's Guide to Living   In which I share secrets to living a happy, productive life.

2003Within a Budding Grove   In which I dote on Proust, especially the grahic novel adaptation of his work.

2002Satchel is Dead   In which Satchel is struck by a car and killed.


Comments
On 12 June 2006 (08:38 AM), alan said:

It's a good thing too, because had you taken that photo, it would have caused an earthquake in Indonesia. Or time to change. Or something.

Mind photos are good too.


On 22 June 2007 (03:16 AM), Stephan Dennis said:

The largest-ever Glastonbury music festival is due to get under way fully with rain predicted to fall...