I thought I heard someone at the door this morning, so came downstairs to find it was just a flyer for a new gym opening up locally. A few years too late for me I'm afraid. But as I opened the door I saw this butterfly on the Hebe in the front garden. Oh well, I thought by the time I have gone up to get my camera it will have gone. It was still there so I was able to get several shots.. I liked this one, not very clear because it kept opening and closing it's wings. But this allowed me to see its dark underside, so I think it is a male small tortoiseshell.
Thank you nickimaggs888 for hosting this month.