This lovely Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly was flitting around my lilacs yesterday.
Upon closer inspection, it must've had a dust-up with another critter. One of its swallowtails is missing.
Also buzzing around the lilacs was a hummingbird moth, also called a hawk moth. They do actually look like teeny tiny hummingbirds.
And like clockwork, the lupins start to bloom. This is one of many in my lupin patch that are getting ready to shine.