On Gossamer Wings Common Blue Butterfly wing detail Monday macro

MONDAY is MACRO DAY: Week 8: On Gossamer Wings

On Gossamer Wings.   There are many poems and songs featuring the phrase “on gossamer wings”. (I know this because I googled!  It wasn’t only Cole Porter who used it!). But there is nothing like seeing the real thing close up. I spent a while one day last week watching Read more…

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 Read more…

Today’s Butterfly Hunt

Today’s butterfly hunt started off very well indeed.  Before we’d even set off we were prancing around a Buddleia bush beside the car clicking our camera shutters. There were Small Tortoiseshells, Red Admirals, Peacocks, a Painted Lady and a Gatekeeper. A 45-minute drive north took us to Myers Allotment up Read more…

Macro Moments: Two Red Admirals and a Peacock

Two Red Admirals and a Peacock….. which are the butterflies I photographed in the garden this afternoon. This is my offering this week for Susan’s Macro Moments Challenge: Week 7,  which is a link well worth a click. Before I became interested in butterflies a few years back, I had grown Read more…

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