The parsley has been here all winter, waiting. Now, as it prepares to flower and set seed for a new generation in our herb garden, it will also support the next generation of Eastern Black Swallowtails. It seems that a butterfly found the parsley patch sometime this week and laid this lovely golden egg. Over the space of the next month, it will hatch, grow, become a chrysalis, and take wing as an adult butterfly. How full of promise is spring!