A garden full of butterflies
By late morning the sun had come out and so had the butterflies. A much better day than I’d expected (though I think some parts of the country had heavy rain).
I counted four Red Admirals which all seemed to have been newly emerged, two Small-tortoiseshells and one Comma, plus a few small whites. The most prolific set of coloured butterflies for a while.
A day for doing this and that for me, some house tiding, stick chopping, laundry and admin. And I did manage a trip round the garden to take the butterfly portraits. This is a Red Admiral on the purple Erysimum (everlasting wallflower).