Despite another bout of insomnia, I managed to drag my old bones out of bed and make good on my promise to visit my true-blue friend today. After I arrived, we had a delightful lunch, and once lunch was over, we stepped outside to view her property (and beyond). As we walked around, while she pointed out all of the flora and fauna, I snapped about a gazillion pictures. She noticed a very active butterfly flying about (when we stopped in a clearing) and I was able to capture this image after it finally alighted on a branch. I believe this is a Swallowtail Butterfly. I love the pattern on its wings.