Fauna - stillnessinlife

This particular photo is of a Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly. Each year in spring the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix have a butterfly display. I could spend hours in the display watching these beautiful insects. Each year I make it a point to go. On my last visit one of the volunteers informed me most of the butterflies only had a 2 week life expectancy. So much beauty in such a short span of time.