Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
Sometimes the picture doesn't have to be perfect; it's the captured moment that counts. - me
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Monday, 3 August 2015



Time flies when you get old.

Had a few sunny days recently, so I've managed to get out with the camera, and not take pictures of Whisky; well, none for on here.
He's doing well though, and growing so fast I'll need a saddle for him soon.

Common Knapweed


I finally got to see a Brimstone butterfly this year at last

Red Admirals are always good to see

A Green-veined White and a Large White

The next one, I am reliably informed, by people who know more about these things than I do, is an Essex Skipper.

 At this point it would seem logical to put a Small and a Large Skipper for comparison purposes.

So, I'll chuck in a dragon here to break the monotony; a Migrant Hawker

 (Lots of migrants coming your way soon)

Back to the butterflies, and one I do know for certain, a Gatekeeper

Ringlets are easy too; they have 'rings'.

Next one is a 'two for one'. A female Chalkhill Blue sharing a Common Knapweed with a bee
I'm glad I managed to get the bee before our government kill them all off with a banned EU pesticide, which in their infinite wisdom, and against their own scientific advisors, they have allowed the NFU to use in some areas.
Nothing to do with large sums of money exchanging hands though.

Another Chalkhill Blue picture. This time some males, enjoying the delights of crap.

A Silver-washed Fritillary

A Small Copper

That's it. A lot of butterflies, I know, and if you don't like butterfly pictures, well, never mind.

I did say none of Whisky, but I'll sneak this one in. I caught him bird watching in the garden the other day.

Bye. Enjoy your week, whatever you are up to.