I was in the garden when something caught my eye. At first, I thought it was a bird. Then I thought it was a hummingbird moth before I finally realized it was a butterfly.
Not just any butterfly—it was a new-to-me butterfly, which is always exciting.
As usual, I didn’t have my phone or camera with me. So I ran inside for my camera, ran back out, and started taking pictures. Once I was done, it only took me a few minutes of Googling to identify the butterfly.
Just have a look at this beautiful Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor).