I caught this Swallowtail butterfly just as it was pushing off from having been feeding on this lilac blossom. Below is a Rosy Maple Moth
which I found clinging on my house unnder our outdoor light by our doorstep yesterday morning. I found 12 of them!. I was surprised at finding so msny at the one location. We have a few silver Maple trees and apparently that is their vegetation of choice. The soft mellow yellon on this mot'h's head and under body make it a very attractive creature! as you can see from the pictures below. Having found 12 of them at my house I was not really surprised to find over 100 clinging on the public building across the street from our house. I have seen many at this location before. I guess its their season!