I could say the dog ate my homework and that is why the blog is a bit late this morning. But in actuality, I was chasing the most perfect specimen of swallowtail butterfly I have ever seen around the garden. Flying from one flower to another, the swallowtail made it challenging for me to photograph the full wing span using my 70-200 mm lens.
With the recent rains, the cushion cacti have exploded into bloom on the mesa. The blooms only last a day and I found I had to train my eyes to look across the landscape to see them. They are everywhere.
In bright sunshine, the blooms are almost like fuchsia on fire.
May every single person on our fragile and endangered planet be able to catch a bit of beauty this week, fleeting or otherwise.
until next Monday,
a passion for the image