Jordan Lake Dam, Haw River: Usually, when I sit down to edit my day’s photo shoot, I go chronologically. But this afternoon, I began at the end of the shoot so I could bring you my first eastern tiger swallowtail of this year. Please enjoy the sunny bright colors of the butterfly sipping nectar from the blooming redbud tree. Now, where was I … oh yes … on to the ospreys from this morning.

JL Bald Eagle Nests this morning:
First Nest and H&G Nest looked fine.
Ranger Nest has lost a limb from the side of the nest – we will have to see if the rest of the nest holds through the storm.
I am not surprised that I did not see any of the parent eagles as they are all perched in safe places out of my sight.
I did take a moment to photograph this swallowtail butterfly.
May the butterfly bring a moment of light into all the grey outside our windows.
It will be part of what I call my Palette Series as I have taken artistic license with the beauty of the butterfly.
Stay Safe, whether you are in the storm path or not.
Peace and Grace, Doc Ellen