Saturday, April 28, 2012

Le Printemps Vite

Eastern Comma butterflies sip nectar from a viburnum flower

This spring is marching along at a very fast clip. Rains from a week ago prompted a dizzying array of trees and shrubs to burst into bloom at the same time, causing pollen levels to skyrocket. Everything seems to be growing at warp speed; the viburnum flowers pictured here are at peak bloom nearly three weeks ahead of schedule. 

These two Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma) butterflies could not be more delighted or delightful. Click on the photo for a closer view.

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