Swallowtail Butterfly & Purple Coneflower

It's hard to believe the purple coneflower is still blooming. The trees are turning yellow and red and the leaves falling to the ground. I have some raking to do. But there are still some butterflies around and they love this flower. The tiger swallowtail is one of my favorites - large and striking with its black on yellow stripes and pretty blue spots on the lower tail. I love how it swoops and glides and sits on the cone flower slowly opening and closing its wings.
This painting seems almost to be dancing as the butterfly lands light as fairy breath on one of the flowers.
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