Let’s see, how are the flower weeks doing? The roses are petering out, but there’s still plenty of them. The peonies look good, though thunderstorms tonight will probably put a stop to that. The irises are in full flower, so maybe I should stop badmouthing them. They do last more than a week each, but they didn’t get any butterflies.
That honor goes to the lilac bush, which finished its run, capped off by this big fat yellow Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. He’s been looping around for weeks, veering off whenever I try to get close. This was a lucky shot, right before he flew off again. The big fat yellow sneak.