These yellow swallowtails have to be the most playful butterflies I have ever seen! They swoop quickly from flower to flower, the flit around with all the other types of butterfly, and I wondered around the cow field full of thistle aimlessly trying to follow them... just to get these pictures.
Thistle is one of those awesome wildflowers that attracts every kind of flying insect I love. It amazes me how the butterfly is flying all around those giant thorns with their delicate wings - perfect precision!
The black swallowtail and the yellow swallowtail were flirting on a light breeze together! How sweet, inter-variety love!!!