On a walk this afternoon along some local footpaths, I was so pleased to see so many butterflies. Wildflower field edges were teeming with them – and bees, and hoverflies, and other flying insects. It was quite difficult trying to photograph the butterflies with a hand-held compact camera so I settled – mainly – for watching these beautiful creatures cavort in the afternoon sunshine.
Then, all of a sudden, this peacock butterfly flew over and landed right in front of our feet on the path. I was amazed! It sat there for ages, letting me photograph it. What a special treat!
It’s wonderful that there are many of these beautiful butterflies around right now. Have a look at Adrian Lewis’ beautiful images from his garden yesterday:
and also, Dave’s beautiful image (at bananabatman) from his garden this morning: