First Butterfly Emerges......
and it's a female pipevine swallowtail -
The picture is HUGE, but I've been trying to post a picture, and with all the changes to Photobucket, it's amazing I finally got one on here at all. I've also been having a great deal of trouble getting on this forum - I'm not having trouble with other web sites. I don't know if Garden Web can't afford enough band width or what, I'm not computer savvy, but it's a shame!
It's about 72 degrees now and sunny. The serviceberry tree is in bloom, and the earliest blooming wild azalea is showing pink on the buds. So spring shouldn't be far away. I saw three sulphurs outside today, a cloudless sulphur, a sleepy orange and a little yellow.
The pipevines haven't started making new growth yet, but will probably do so soon - there's been plenty of rain.
Is anybody else but me having trouble logging on to this site? Anybody else having trouble copying pictures from Photobucket? I tried the forum upload, and that didn't work either.