Thursday, 22 January 2009


My latest enthusiasm is butterflies. There are so many this summer, fluttering through the garden - way more than last year when we had cooler, wetter weather. I've borrowed a book from the library to help me identify them, but may have to splurge and purchase my own copy if my interest doesn't wane.

Photographing them is difficult as they just refuse to pose for the camera. This one I discovered dead in the (empty) laundry tub. There was a large chunk missing from one lower wing, which perhaps was responsible for its demise. According to my new-found knowledge, it's a Varied Sword-grass Brown.

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