Summer’s lease hath all too short a date

It’s been a very pleasant day today, with good weather, light winds and a

flush of butterflies. I shifted a lot of paperwork and, had a quick run round the butterfly garden, which proved to be the best bit of the day.

Apart from the usual whites and small tortoiseshells we had a pristine Red Admiral and a lovely clean Comma. Finally, we had the most faded and ragged Painted Lady I’ve ever seen, with transparent patches and chunks of wing missing.

It’s been a hard summer for that butterfly, as you may be able to tell from the photo. It’s not a great shot, but I didn’t have the good camera with me. Having said that, I can’t download that shot – ill have to try later.

Meanwhile the caterpillars continue to munch our sacrificial nasturtiums.


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