I’m currently suffering from wedding derangement syndrome (my daughter is getting married in less than a month), so to try to achieve some sanity I escape to my garden. (Where I discover lots of weeds, oh well…)
A couple of days ago, I saw black swallowtail butterflies fluttering like crazy around my bronze fennel plants. I dashed to get my camera and then fluttered around madly myself to get some photos as the butterflies briefly paused to lay eggs. I also found a chrysalis hanging by threads from a fennel stalk, the first chrysalis I’ve ever seen in my garden! I put together some of the photographs in the above collage. The eggs are in the upper left photo in the collage. A butterfly is laying eggs in the upper right photo.