Thursday, July 17, 2008

Just a moment

I was out in the yard this afternoon to fill the bird feeders and I noticed the hummingbirds darting in and out of the branches of our mimosa tree, which is in full bloom right now. I walked over to watch them, and realized there were a dozen or more tiger swallowtail butterflies daintly moving among the blossoms.

It was such a beautiful moment--the fragile butterflies, the chattering hummers, the sweet scent of the mimosa--I felt as if I'd been given a gift.

Photo of mimosa blossoms (albizia julibrisin) uploaded by Fanghong at Wikimedia Commons

Swallowtail butterfly photo Copyright 2005 by Sulfur from Wikipedia

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