Springtime Came Yesterday and Left Again Today

Yesterday was Springtime.

I know this because a butterfly told me.

It was the first butterfly we’ve seen in the garden this year. 

The battered condition of this Small Tortoiseshell is a testament to its having survived the winter. 

I suspect that today it has gone back into whatever warm place it likes to call home.

Small Tortoiseshell butterfly garden 2017 Lancashire
First Butterfly of 2017 ©HelenBushe



 We went into Preston for lunch and, as it was such a nice day, we parked down by the river and walked up through Miller and Avenham Parks into town.

Avenham and Miller Park Preston
Spot the Poppy ©HelenBushe


Japanese Gardens Preston Avenham Miller park springtime spring
Japanese Gardens ©HelenBushe


Springtime spring Avenham Miller park Preston
Pink Blossom ©HelenBushe


Warm enough to sit in the sun:

 But not warm enough for me to discard winter woollens just yet.

(Current weather here right now is: wind, heavy rain, chilly, i.e. WINTER)

I know that a lot of us bloggers in the northern hemisphere are awaiting springtime. 

The one who instantly comes to mind is Liz at  Dot Knows!   Why not pay her a visit at Elleturner4.wordpress.com

Her blog promises:

Fab photos, witty asides and light hearted humour….

 If you enjoy wildlife, blue skies and general joie de vivre, you won’t be disappointed.


19 thoughts on “Springtime Came Yesterday and Left Again Today

  1. How wonderful to see these signs of spring! It is snowing here today and I am getting very ready for spring to arrive. And yes – I did spot the poppy!

  2. What’s your secret…. I have never had a butterfly speak to me! You must let me know! It was so gorgeous yesterday-then today!! Still there are lots of buds ready to burst if they survive the wind etc!
    Thanks for the mention-very kind of you.
    Great photos

    1. All you need to do is listen imaginatively! Your blog is always so sunny ( even in bad weather) that it seemed so appropriate to link to it.

    1. Hi Susan. I’d seen some bees and had camera ready on off-chance of butterfly. Roll on real spring weather.

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