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 mentionedContinue reading “Green Hairstreak”

Small Copper

The weather has finally changed, and I’m glad to have rain. My pond needs it, the garden needs it, and all farmers and owners of grazing animals need it! It’s unusual in the UK to have had such a prolonged spell of dry, hot weather. Now that the rain has come, it’s harder to takeContinue reading “Small Copper”

Peacock

The Peacock butterflies were enjoying the Buddleia in the garden today so I got a few photos 🙂 It’s my birthday today and my garden has celebrated with me 🙂 I got some presents for my pond too which is fab – a solar fountain and a Flowering Rush to grow in it. Hopefully ifContinue reading “Peacock”

I like to give things names …

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 ofContinue 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”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone but not forgotten

I miss butterflies! they’re all gone for another year and we won’t be seeing them again for a few months. They are gone, but not forgotten… Here are some of my favourites: For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone but not forgotten

Last Butterflies

As it is turning autumnal I expect to be seeing fewer and fewer butterflies, so I thought I’d post a few of those I’ve seen recently. From a couple of weeks ago, this is the one and only shot I’ve had of a Small Copper this year. It’s not great, but as it was theContinue reading “Last Butterflies”

Long Sunday Walk

Today I went on an unexpectedly long walk. I decided to go up the hill as I hadn’t walked that way for a while, then I ended up walking back through the woods, then off for long wander through the fields on the hill, and back round to the bottom of the village in aContinue reading “Long Sunday Walk”