Showing posts with label eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly. Show all posts

Monday, May 21, 2018

Yellow Butter ...


“This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.”
                           ~ Hafiz
                            ~ 1315-1390 
A beautiful Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly alights in the soft sweetness of a June evening along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap.

In the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, the Lehigh Gap in Slatington, Pennsylvania, is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail). 

The Appalachian Trail, a foot path, follows the ridge on both sides of the Lehigh Gap, running 1,245 miles south to Georgia and 930 miles north to Maine. Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Butterfly And Company ...


"Butterflies are self-propelled flowers."
                   ~ Robert Heinlein
                            ~ 1907-1988

Beautiful Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly alights on the thistle as a bee is already enjoying the nectar on a sweet summer day at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Butterflies Are Free ...

"I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free."
                                                    ~ Charles Dickens
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly and the Red Admiral Butterfly behind it almost seem as if their wings
are touching as they sip the nectar of buddleia flowers.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Papillon Dream

"Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time."
                                            ~ Deborah Chaskin

I wondered what a butterfly's dream would look like. This is the image I imagined  for this
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail ...



Sunday, August 25, 2013

Oh Papillon!

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly. "One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
                                                              ~ Hans Christian Andersen
This Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly had all of this yesterday!


Saturday, August 24, 2013