I spotted another of these swallowtails yesterday. I hope it isn't the same one I photographed a few days ago, or he's certainly having a rough time of it! Seems I'm not the only one feeling a little worn this midsummer. Poor guy!
I do feel a bit of a second wind coming. Something about seeing August on the top of the calender makes me want to squeeze a bit more into the summer, I suppose. But, yesterday involved a lot of puzzles, workbooks, math games, etc., as we waited on the appliance repairman. It was actually a pleasant change of pace for everyone (since I've pretty much been shirking a lot of the educational activities). And we at last got to the library. I brought home an Ansel Adams book (they didn't have a copy of Please Don't Eat the Daisies) and am currently planning a tour of national parks for next summer.