Single Flowers

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge  this week Single Flower or Bud has again made me aware of just how few photographs of flowers I have in my archives. My catalogue goes like Birds – 500-600 images, Butterflies- at least 300, Flowers – 22. It isn’t that I don’t like flowers, it’s just that Read more…

Butterflies’ Eyes

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Close Up.” There are few things better than going out on a sunny day with the intention/hope of looking a butterfly straight in the eye. It doesn’t always work out but it’s so rewarding when it does. Orange-tip butterflies are amongst Read more…

Perfection

After all the heavy rain last night the grass was extra green this morning, the canal towpath was extra muddy, the dandelions were extra yellow and this small tortoiseshell butterfly seemed brand new. I love seeing them like this, backlit by the sun and with a light dusting of pollen. Read more…

In Praise of…………….Speckled Woods

Went hunting for orange-tip butterflies again today but, for third day in a row, had no luck. There were lots of Speckled Woods though and when I voiced my disappointment, as in, “Oh, it’s JUST another Speckled Wood”, I realised that these little “plain, ordinary, brown” butterflies deserve far more Read more…

Baron’s Haugh

Walked round Baron’s Haugh RSPB reserve early afternoon.  Warblers in the trees to be heard but not seen. Lots of butterflies,whites and orange-tips, but they weren’t settling. Saw a few Common Blue Damselflies near the river. Well I think they’re Common Blue. The blue damselflies mostly look the same to Read more…

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