Photo Challenge: Summer

We’re having some seasonal themes over the next few weeks for the Lens Artists Photo Challenges. This week is summer. So what photos express summer to me? Well, of course I could just say summer runs from June to August and pick out photos taken during those months. But I’m going to think about what…… Continue reading Photo Challenge: Summer

Green Hairstreak

I was just thinking about the topic for this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Special Spot Shots. My mind went directly to Cors Caron as this is one of my favourite places, one of my most special places. I then thought of the spot where I always see the Green Hairstreak butterflies that I mentioned…… Continue reading Green Hairstreak

I like to give things names …

Green Hairstreak butterfly - Callophrys rubi

I like to find the names of things. I’m not usually satisfied to title a photo ‘blue flower’ or ‘some kind of insect’. I like names. Sometimes it takes me ages to figure out what something is called, scouring various websites trying to match my plant or creature to one described. Here are some of…… Continue reading I like to give things names …

Butterflies are back

Hurrah for butterflies! I did spot one fluttering past me on a warm day a few weeks back but since then nothing until last weekend when I spotted this Small Tortoiseshell in the garden: In case you are wondering, he’s decided to land on the remains of an old bonfire, giving a rather unusual backdrop.…… Continue reading Butterflies are back