Do you ever just know you are in the right place at the right time? Sometimes you’re lucky.
This Small Tortoiseshell butterfly did a tour of my garden before settling down for a rest.
I’ve always been fascinated by the symmetry and beauty of butterflies. Maybe because as a child I loved stories about fairies. If you look closely at the depictions of a fairy’s wings then really they are the wings of a butterfly. And so, it always seems to me there is something magical, something of another world about them.
Perhaps seeing a butterfly reminds me of those childhood days, lost in a book of fairy stories, transported to another world.
Just for an instant as they grace our presence.
I recently read had the pleasure of reading a beautiful book, ‘Cicely Mary Barker and her Art’ by Jane Laing. I’ve posted my review on GoodReads.
Ever wished you could name the butterfly that is fluttering by you?
Well, the Big Butterfly Count is on until the end of August. There is a handy App you can download.
Butterflies must flutter into my thoughts more than I realise. One of my very first blog posts was about butterflies and there have been more since!
“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” ~Hans Christian Andersen, The Complete Fairy Tales
Time for a short story? One of my favourites is The Faery Handbag by Kelly Link.