I sacrificed my parsley plant for this lovely lady.
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
And how do I know it’s a lovely lady and not a handsome fella? Because she has those bluish markings on her tail. That distinguishes the female from the male.
Isn’t she lovely? 🎶🎶 Sing it, you guys!
But at first she was ugly. I wish I had taken her picture then, so I could show you what she looked like. But I’m sure you can google it.
When I started gardening a long time ago, I didn’t know that the caterpillars devouring my parsley were baby butterflies, so I promptly cut off the branches that hosted them and threw them over the fence, branches and caterpillars all. < — Insert facepalm here.
What a novice gardener! You have no idea how guilty and distraught I felt when I found out! Don’t make the same mistake!
Anyway, that’s a short butterfly lesson for you.
And btw, I’m going away again, fiesta friends. This time for more than a week. Hopefully it’ll be more relaxing than the short vacation we just had!
P.S. I’m working on a recipe right now. I’ll give you a sneak peek:
Can you guess what it is?! A bajillion dollars for you if you guess right. < — Insert an eyeroll here.
P.P.S. Who wants to cohost after August 18? A bajillion dollars for you if you do. < — Insert another eyeroll here.
And now, features!
“I mean, what else is there to do on a nice warm summer evening? If this recipe doesn’t say summer, I don’t know what does.” — Jenny
“S’mores, say no more!” — Liz
“This is my pick. I want to make this. Just look at the color! Plus, it’s stuffed with cream cheese!” — Angie
“My pick again! What, I can’t pick twice?! But this is truly amazing, you guys! This bread is made with wild yeast cultivated from just water and apple slices! I kid you not. How could you not be impressed!” — Angie
“Thighs are my favorite and I like the GF twist.” — Liz
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