And here it is:
…a male Holly Blue butterfly Celastrina argiolus on the sedum. Blue butterflies tend to be very skittish, and as far as I know I’d not seen a Holly Blue before, though they are quite common. This one was also very shy, and after he flitted off to feed on the oregano flowers would only show me his underwings. But still, they are also very pretty – at first sight white, but then a shimmer of iced blue.
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32 thoughts on “Today A Piece Of Sky Fell In The Garden”
Sky in a very beautiful form!
It was such a treat to spot it.
Beautiful they certainly are, lovely captures Tish!
Thanks, Brian. Amazing what can come along while one’s hanging out the washing.
How pretty….I have big yellow swallow tails and black ones too. They are all so graceful.
Your swallowtails sound wonderful. I’ve not seen one though we do have them in the UK.
Absolutely beautiful 🦋
Such a lovely find 🙂
Truly a piece of sky…
What a beautiful visitor, Tish 🤗🦋💙
Definitely a most pleasing visitor, Jo.
What a beauty, butterflies are scarce this year.
We’ve quite a lot here, mostly cabbage whites, peacocks, tortoiseshells and gatekeepers, though have just spotted a comma up at the allotment.
Love those beautiful butterflies, Tish!
They do give one a lift!
A piece of PEACE!! Such a Beautiful photo!!
Nicely put: a piece of peace!
What a special visitor!
It was! 🙂
oh these are so beautiful 🙂 we saw Chalk Hill Blues the other day. I will try and organise myself with a post in the next day or two
Oh yes. Would love to see those Blues, Becky.
I will get myself organised!
Enjoy the summer light Tish.
The summer light has been stunning. For now though we have rain for the next 2 days. Happier days ahead. And my polytunnel is anyway full of delicious tomatoes and cucumbers and frilly lettuce.
Hmmm. Sounds yummy.
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How beautiful. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one. I really like the perspective of your first photo of the flowers.