After visiting the Chelsea Flower Show in May I’ve been inspired to work on my own garden. After all, who wouldn’t want a garden that looks like this?
So I’ve been tending my garden and the lavender, purple coneflowers, daisies, lemon balm, thyme and other herbs and flowers have really grown since I planted them last year. There have been lots of bumblebees this summer but no butterflies until yesterday, when I saw a visitor among the flowers.
The butterfly didn’t seem to mind that I was standing very close to get these pictures. Since I’d selected flowers for this garden that would attract bees, butterflies and songbirds, I was delighted to see such a colorful visitor. Later I did some research and discovered that it’s a Tiger Swallowtail, and I hope it comes back many, many times!