Monday, February 13, 2012

A saved swallowtail treasure for Mellow Yellow Monday

I was so pleased to have found this dried Swallowtail butterfly, which I had forgotten about. It was in a covered blue container along with the remnants of a 'beautiful blue 'Robin's egg that I had found last summer and I probably had saved these nature treasures planning on sharing them with a grandchild. Today I am sharing the swallowtail with you. The details on this butterfly are so clearly defined. It begs one to get out their drawing pencils and pencil crayons, or watercolours, or permanent black marker for outlining. This activity would be a perfect escape to summer on this wintery day with a projected wind chill of -35 C forecast; here in the cold Canadian northeast. One can dream can't they while holding or viewing this tangible proof of halcyon summer days.

Got pictures with yellow? Why not post them on the mellow yellow Monday meme by connecting to this link. Or You can click on its icon found on this page in the right column by finding it by scrolling down this page. If your plan is not to post a photo, then perhaps you will just want to enjoy all of the yellow contributions posted there


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is a treasure to cherish.

chubskulit said...


Please come and see my yellow entry. Happy Valentine's Day!

wifetoalineman02 said...

beautiful butterfly :-) Visiting late from MYM, hope that you can return the visit too.

Leah H. said...

What a pretty butterfly:)

Visiting for MYM- hope you can stop by:)