As I was sorting through some photos from 2010, I stumbled on this particular photo that I meant to show you but never did.
We always encourage butterflies in our yard because they are such good little pollinators! So even though these caterpillar babies love to feed on our dill and carrot tops, they don't do too much damage in the two weeks that they live as caterpillars before they spin themselves into a chrysallis.
Just looking at this picture makes me think about warm summer days working in the garden. Anything to keep my mind off the fact that the high on Monday is supposed to be 11 degrees with snow squalls …
*Thanks Brian for pointing out the difference between a swallowtail and a monarch – after some research I realized that is a pretty common misconception.