I was standing out under the blazing sun, sweat trickling down my back, trying to shoot some of the many butterflies on my big buddliea bush. A bit of a breeze was wreaking havoc with my attempts to focus and I'll confess I was about to call it a day...when two hummers zoomed in to grab some nectar. Amazing how quickly this soggy photographer perked right up! The hummers were in and out quickly but I was able to get one shot I liked.
Happily, there are more butterflies around - finally. This summer started very, very slow and we are just now starting to see a slight uptick in the skippers. I've yet to see a fritillary in my garden this summer which is a shock as they are usually plentiful. But the big, showy swallowtails are abundant as are monarchs.
I headed to the gym today while Hubs undertook a 37 mile bike ride - crazy man.
Dinner shortly and then a quiet evening. And a new week starts tomorrow...