In the summer of 1981 I worked at Ponderosa Lodge in Glenwood Springs, Colorado as a maid, cleaning cabins. One day I took my Pentax K1000 35mm camera with me and was zooming in on a flower when I noticed through my viewfinder a Western Swallowtail fluttering over it. Unfortunately, I was too slow on the shutter button and missed a great photo opportunity as my subject fluttered away. I was so disappointed.
Surprisingly, in the summer of 2007 I was granted another such opportunity in the same town but on the property where I was living. I noticed the same kind of butterfly, but this time on some foliage. I ran to my townhome to get my camera and returned to find it still there. I got several shots of this fine critter. I felt so fulfilled. It was as though I was given another chance and successfully seized the opportunity.