Beautiful yellow and black with blue highlights, swallowtail butterfly on Chinese lilac.

Chinese Lilac and Swallowtail Butterfly

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Close up of a yellow and black swallowtail butterfly on a Chinese lilac, a purple lilac color.

Swallowtail butterfly in Trinity county, California

 

 

 

I love both this flower, and the butterfly.  The butterflies, Swallowtails you see all around Trinity and Shasta counties, and all of California.

The flower on the other hand, I have only seen in Trinity county along the Trinity river.  My mother called it a Chinese Lilac but I am not sure that is what it is.  We didn’t plant it, and it just came up along the river.  The insects and butterflies do love it.

Please if you know the actual name of the flower let me know.  It is also very fragrant.

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Lilac Bush in Shasta County

Beautiful ligh purple, lilac bush blooming in the spring, and blue sky, in Redding, CA.
Lilac bush in Shasta county.

Lilac bushes are beautiful in the spring.  The flowers, are this lilac color, and also, white.  I especially love the lilac’s against the blue sky. They also smell wonderful in the house as fresh cut flowers.

Lilacs blooming which are lavender color, and smell wonderful.
Lilac bush blooming.

 

Lilac bushes are perennials and bloom year after year.
I love lilacs, especially their wonderful fragrant!

 

 

Lilacs on the Trinity river, in Trinity county.

Beautiful lilacs very light lilac color with blue sky and a huge weeping willow tree in the background of the lilacs.
Lilacs colored lilac, in Trinity county, California
Blooming lilacs and the willow tree in April.

 

Nature makes the best colors, lilacs are proof.

 

Lilacs in Trinity county on the Trinity river.
Ahhhh…. Lilacs, so beautiful, and fragrant.  These lavender lilacs are so pretty, and are blooming right now.  Such a brilliant color and just wonderful to look at.

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