Julia, Polydamus & Sulphur

Julia Butterfly
My Garden, Roca Verde, Atenas, Costa Rica

Polydamus Swallowtail
My Garden, Roca Verde, Atenas, Costa Rica

Statira Sulphur
My Garden, Roca Verde, Atenas, Costa Rica

Butterflies Returning to My Garden!

Julia Butterfly
My Garden, Roca Verde, Atenas, Costa Rica

Polydamas Swallowtail Butterfly
My Garden, Roca Verde, Atenas, Costa Rica

On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it. 
~Jules Renard

Polydamas Swallowtail – This Year’s First Butterfly!

Polydamas Swallowtail Butterfly
My Garden in Roca Verde, Atenas, Costa Rica

Well, the butterflies are starting to come! And this is the first other than the Banded Peacock which was the only one to stay all summer (Your northern winters are our windy summers.). You may remember that I posted photos of this Polydamas Swallowtail Last June – not the most colorful but a butterfly!

I also hope to increase my photo gallery Costa Rica Butterflies this year where I now have 36+ species with a variety of Skippers, which I have already seen some of this year. As I remember last year, June and July were the peak months, but my garden didn’t get going good until into June, so a head start this year!  🙂  And truthfully, it has been too windy for butterflies since mid-December, but the wind will slow down and stop by April. Plus I’m going to the Monteverde Butterfly Garden next week which may give me some new ones, I hope! Though so far most of these butterfly gardens tend to have about the same butterflies.

“Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince  (One of my favorite little books!)

Polydamas Swallowtail Butterfly

Polydamas Swallowtail Butterfly, Atenas, Costa Rica

 

Polydamas Swallowtail, Atenas, Costa Rica

 

 

Polydamas Swallowtail Butterfly, Atenas, Costa Rica

My garden is so much fun! And beautiful! When I run out of new things to photograph in it I guess I’ll start traveling more.  🙂  And by the way, I’ve been photographing butterflies here since 2009. Check out some of the others in my Butterflies of Costa Rica photo gallery. And if you enjoy other interesting insects, I have a Insects of Costa Rica gallery also. And you wondered, “What in the world do you do every day way down there in Costa Rica?   🙂

And my new butterfly book arrived today at Aerocasillas from Amazon.com.

“Butterflies are self propelled flowers.” 
― Robert A. Heinlein