Swallowtail - June 28, 2007
1 Ki 17:3 Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.
The Thistle is one of it's favorite nectar food. It also likes Milkweed, California Buckeye and Lilacs. My mother had a lilac bush and several of these butterflies would enjoy the fragrant nectar. I can still see her gathering a bouquet to put in a vase for us to take home.
Psa 119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Psa 119:104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
The Butterfly stayed on the Thistle long enough for me to make a dozen pictures as it moved around the flower. I believe that God does control nature, he can send a butterfly. He can send us too.
Isa 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
The Tiger Swallowtail is found on the East Coast. The two Tailed Swallowtail ranges from Western North America south from British Columbia, east to central Nebraska and central Texas, south through Mexico.
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.