inessential by Brent Simmons

Two Butterflies

There is a pair of Western Tiger Swallowtails that returns to the pine tree in my neighbor’s yard every summer.

It can’t really be the same pair, year-after-year, but it seems like it. It’s always two. I love watching them fly around my back yard. I don’t know what they’re doing, but it looks like they’re playing.

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The closest thing to paradise might be the Pacific Science Center’s tropical butterfly house. You walk in and there are all these butterflies.