Well, it sure is summer now. My vegetable garden is beginning to produce much more than we can eat, the flowers are bursting out of their buds and the butterflies are back. Not as many butterflies as I would like to see, however. I've only seen one Monarch in spite of planting lots of Milkweed and having many Butterfly bushes. There are some Swallow Tails, both black with blue spots and yellow with black. I caught one on the Butterfly bushes in this painting. I love seeing them flit around the garden tasting everything. What a little paradise a garden is!!
Swallowtail, Buddleia, and Umbrella
8" x 16"
oil on canvas board