Brimstone Butterfly (2)

The warm weather has continued today and to my surprise has brought out bees and butterflies!

It was wonderful to see this female Brimstone butterfly fluttering just a few yards in front of me (females have whitish green wings compared to males which have more green colouring).

When she alighted on the ivy leaf I crept very slowly and quietly towards her whilst trying to avoid casting a shadow near her. I think the gentle warmth made her a little less active so I was able to get quite near.

28 thoughts on “Brimstone Butterfly (2)

  1. It looks like a butterfly version of a lunar moth. My favorite moth^^ Butterflies are a symbol of hope; maybe this one’s hoping for some flowers. My bees have tucked themselves away for the last couple days (it got cold again) but they’ll be back out soon.


    1. It was very warm today. We saw a thermometer propped up next to a garage in a shady place and it read 15 degrees C so it must have been a few degrees warmer in the sun. It certainly felt like it!

      I’m experimenting with different themes as I’ve used Duotone for nearly a year and thought it was time for a change!


    1. The weekend was so lovely and warm although we awoke to thick fog this morning πŸ™‚ Thank you Eremophila – I’m giving this theme a test run to see how I get on with it.


    1. Thank you Scott. The butterfly was in full sun and is a little over-exposed but it was so lovely to see her! I like the colour scheme of this blog and the ease of reading the light text against the dark background but I’m a little concerned about the infinite scrolling for viewers on a slow internet connection. I shall try it for a couple of days and see how it goes πŸ™‚


      1. You’re welcome. I had changed colors on my blog for a day or so and a reader said she couldn’t see the words at all…so I understand about the scrolling concern. I hope you are able to keep the theme. It looks very nice.


    1. Many thanks Fergie! I hadn’t expected to see any butterflies out on the walk so it was a pleasant surprise! I’m pleased you like the new theme. I’m trying it out for a few days before deciding whether to keep it. I like the look of the new ‘Triton Lite’ too!


    1. Thank you Cocomino. I’m pleased you like the new template. I noticed that you have gone back to Duotone. Your Gerbera image looks even more beautiful with the pink background πŸ™‚


    1. Thank you Savira! Yes – indeed it was seeing your beautiful blog with this theme which made me have a look at Sunspot. Triton Lite came out on the same day and I was interested in that but wouldn’t have checked out Sunspot if I hadn’t seen your blog. Thank you!


  2. I wondered about the change in layout design. That is a great shot. I take it that your surprise means that the insect arrival is a bit early ?


    1. Thank you very much Elmediat. I was surprised to see a butterfly so early but it was so incredibly warm at the weekend – more like Summer really – that she must have awoken early. I read that this particular species can be active all year if it’s warm enough, and they are amongst the earliest butterflies to be seen in Spring.


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