Thursday, May 3, 2012

So much to learn

Each time I see the female Tiger Swallowtail
in her black dress I gasp.

I love her subtle markings.
She mimics the Pipevine Swallowtail.

The male Tiger came to the Chinese Lilac.
I do hope they mate.

The male Hummingbird is becoming comfortable
with me out on the deck.
I hope the females arrive soon.

The Snout is ready to mate.

I will see a second generation 
of snouts this summer.

I cut peonies for the house.
One bloom fills a vase.

The female Northern Cardinal
was resting on the glider.

I was happy to share my spot on 
the back patio.
I wanted to relax out of the sun.
I wanted to watch the Poppies.
I sat on the glider with the camera.

The immature Baltimore Oriole
is getting a bit of orange.

A Gold Finch came to the branch 
above the glider.
I think I am accepted.

I opened my book
and began reading.
There is so much to learn.
My student is pleased to be
surrounded by butterflies and birds.


  1. Dear Sherry,

    The butterflies make me happy.....I am lonely, the insects are few.
    My poppies are only showing leaves, things are very very slow here. I expect if things warm up, everything will rush to bloom :)

    Looks like a very interesting book.....enjoy.

  2. Your 'student' is indeed delighted by all of the gorgeous still-lifes you share with her. :D She is seated at your feet (HER feet escalated, of course) and soaks up all of the deliciousness that you shower her with. :) Blessed Be, dear heart