The first butterfly spotted in our new garden was a little orange one dusting itself off:
Well, actually this was the first butterfly:
I was hand watering the struggling plants a few days later, when a yellow swallowtail playfully fluttered past my head.
I think the butterflies are as eager as I am for their garden to grow!!
I also saw my first Monarch in the general area. No photos. I wasn't able to catch up with it, but I was able to capture this beautiful Giant Swallowtail in action across from our house: