I took some pictures yesterday of a few swallowtail butterflies. They were flying near some lilac bushes, and I managed to get a few decent photos . . . I discovered later that my favorite picture was out of focus!

Early summer is always a beautiful time of year, and some of the prettiest things to see are nature's cute creatures. Here are some attractions I've been seeing lately:

  • Swallowtail butterflies
  • Dragonflies
  • Bumblebees and honey bees
  • Baby red squirrels
  • Whitetail deer
  • Birds, including
    • sparrows
    • red-winged blackbirds
    • robins
    • bluebirds
    • goldfinch
    • osprey
    • bluejays
    • vultures
    • eagles
I also saw a large pink-and-white spider this morning . . . but it wasn't exactly a "cute creature." :-)