If you follow my blog, you know I raise Black Swallowtail Butterflies.
Attracted to the dill I plant in my garden, they lay their eggs on the dill and the normal cycle begins.
This summer has been a bit of a bust.
I have seen eggs on the dill, watched them turn into caterpillars, then nothing.
And if that were not bad enough, my dill keeps dying...I have planted additional dill and that dies.
Tuesday, I watched these Black Swallowtails lay eggs on my dill, I am hoping for some caterpillars.
My friend Liz, who also raises butterflies, says they can skip a season and emerge next summer.
- we delight in the beauty of the butterfly,
but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty -