06/26/10 - Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Coneflower (I just don't have a creative title today)
I stepped outside for a short break from work yesterday afternoon and headed to the Kidd Family garden to see if there was anything interesting to take a picture of. I found this swallowtail fluttering about going from flower to flower and started taking pictures of her. Most didn't turn out in the harsh light, but this one, and this one:
were kindof cool.
I fixed a little wisp of a stray grass line in this shot, but otherwise did not modify it.
It's a purplish pink hydrangea behind the coneflower in the background.
In other news yesterday, Madi got 3 awards at the end of year (year round) awards ceremony at school. We are all so proud of her. Topping the awards was an actual trophy for AR reading. Essentially the kids read extra difficult books for their grade level and then take reading comprehension tests on them. Points are tallied and added up, and Madi had the most points of all the kids in kindergarten this year, so it really is an award that she worked hard to win. Picture of the proud girl and her trophy:
I made sure to let Joey know that I am very proud of his accomplishments this year too. I told him I don't need a piece of paper to be proud of him... He says he'd like to read more AR books next year:-)
I think the kids and I are headed to Marbles Kids Museum today.