Summertime and outdoor dining go together and Echinacea (Purple Coneflower) was an attractive menu option this afternoon in the front side garden.
American painted lady (Vanessa virginiensis) has been around a few times in previous years.
This is the first time I have noticed the other butterfly, which I believe is Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus). Both were difficult to photograph as they flitted from one flower to the next and darted away when I got too near. The coneflower’s appeal soon drew them back, allowing me to get a bit closer.