Late spring is a magic time to observe Tiger Swallowtails,
graceful visitors to local yards, meadows, and mud puddles. Requiring salts and other minerals, “Tiger” habitually draw theirs
muddy soil, often in brilliant clusters.
Asked to draw a yellow butterfly,
a 2nd grader at Damascus School,
drew forms that catch the enchantment
of being a swallowtail.
The computer’s framed
Nicole’s drawing with the
gauzy quality of a May morning.