tiger swallowtail


These photos are of a beautiful tiger swallowtail butterfly we saw come out of the chrysalis that's been clinging to a corner of our front porch.  There's always one in this particular corner and we've never seen anything come out, but this year we got lucky.  He couldn't fly or even walk very well when we were watching him, but we later saw him fly up and way, over our roof and into the summery sky.  So pretty. 
by mlekoshi