If this is the last butterfly I get to photograph this year, I don’t think I’ll be too disappointed. The comma, with its jagged wings and wonderful orange colouring, is one of my favourites. Also, I got to see a swallowtail for the first time in May so any butterfly beyond that was just a bonus.
My brother popped in yesterday, in between a business trip to Holland and returning to the US where he lives. We decided to go to Strumpshaw Fen to get him some fresh air before he is stuck on planes again.
Luckily it was a beautiful, warm day – and lots of little friends, along with the comma, were out to play.
I was also rather in love with the light in general, without wanting to sound too pretentious. Autumnal, would you say?
As always, I’ve joined in with Darren’s brilliant My Sunday Photo linky. Please click on the camera below to see what other people have submitted. It’s always worth it.
Also, if you have five minutes, please pop back tomorrow when I’ve got another Behind The Book post, this time featuring the wonderful writer and blogger, Lucy Mitchell. Just in case you missed the return of the series last week, following my summer break, here’s a link to my interview with Richard Balls.
Wishing you a lovely week.
It feels like I’ve hardly taken any dragonfly/hawker photos this year, which is odd because I think they are fascinating.
To me, it feels like they are equally intrigued by what I’m up to. This one seemed very inquisitive, buzzing around me several times for a better look.
We made friends at Earsham Wetland Centre, near Bungay, which we visited for the first time yesterday. It’s a fantastic place. As the website reveals:
Earsham has been home to a collection of native wildlife and rare breed farm animals since 1976. Our wildlife reserve is home to a wide variety of wild animals that live on the scrapes and amongst the wildflowers that surround the paddocks. Mallard, Gadwall, Shoveler, Teal and Shelduck can usually be found dabbling in the shallow lakes, being occasionally joined by Oystercatchers, Redshank, Curlew and Lapwing.
We didn’t get to stay for long because Freya added another animal to the long list of things she is now terrified of.
Meet John. A 10-week-old orphaned fawn. Adorable, right? Apparently not.
No sooner had we arrived than Freya wanted to go home. We managed to get her to stay for an ice-cream in the end but then some chickens came under the picnic table and it was game over.
Poor Freya, it must be horrible to be so frightened. It’s come on all of a sudden. Any tips on how best to help her greatly appreciated.
I hope you’ve had a good week.
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Freya is finally five! She has been waiting so SO long for this day. All of her school friends are five already and she’s been asking since January: “Why isn’t it my birthday yet?”
As we recently spent the week in such an usual environment (for us) I couldn’t resist getting some birthday photos. You can see what else we got up to in Wales here, if you’re interested.
Hope you’re enjoying the summer.
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