|Giant Swallowtail Butterfly|
Today, as I walked around the garden, I happened to see something on the side of the garden wall:
|Butterfly on the Wall|
I wasn't sure how close it will let me approach it, so I took photos, with my cell phone camera, at each step, in case it flew away before I could get close:
|A little closer|
|Another step or two closer|
Until I took the close up that I posted at the very top of this post. It fluttered its wings a little but, it didn't fly away. I think it was just resting, or, maybe, extracting some mineral from the cement blocks that make up the wall.
The reason for its visit is close at hand:
As far as I know, this is the first time I've seen one of these butterflies in my garden! I might have easily missed it, too, if I hadn't been outside, checking on my flowers! Definitely one of today's joyful activities!
In addition to photographing visiting butterflies, I did a load of laundry, today, watered the garden, and drove to the post office, because the birthday card I mailed to my sister was returned to me for additional postage! It wasn't overweight, though, and, at the post office, the workers there couldn't figure out why it stated it needed additional postage! I wondered if it was because I had written, "Hand cancel, please" on it, because I thought the rhinestone-like things I had stuck on the front on the card might cause the card to get stuck in their machines. But, I was told that there is no additional charge for that! They just hand cancelled it while I was there and put it in the outgoing mail basket for me.
I had eaten some of the bulgur salad for my brunch, today, followed by an orange. For dinner, I made a chicken and pasta stir fry (using spaghetti instead of noodles):
|Dinner: Chicken and Pasta Stir Fry|
Today, I am grateful for:
- Garden flowers
- Helpful post office workers
- A relaxed day
How was your Wednesday? Have you seen Giant Swallowtail butterflies in your garden?