Fall 2011 Butterflies

We had some spectacular butterflies late in the Fall of 2011.

First, a pair of female monarchs came through the morning of September 4th.
Two female monarchs

Then one gave me a nice profile against the morning sky:
Single monarch

Finally, the next day, we saw a pair of swallowtails mating in a rather interesting configuration:
Mating Swallowtails