I had been thinking about why I hadn't seen a Painted Lady in this lovely butterfly bonanza....and then one appeared. Perhaps I should try thinking about winning the Lottery!
So here are a few more of this lovely creature in the garden. Buddleia wins again.
I have five buddleia plants in the garden and this year they are full of bees and butterflies
Small Tortoiseshell-these are all over the garden at the moment
Large White Female-again these are flying about and mating all over the place!
Not great images of this butterfly which I think is a male Meadow Brown but I love the orange and yellow flowers
See what I mean...the Large Whites mating in this shrub, can you see their wings are wrapped around each other?
Shhh...sleeping butterfly in hawthorn tree-taken at about 8.30pm last night. It took me ages to find it as I saw it fly across the garden and into the tree. Sleep tight!
Two Red Admirals together, but there are plenty more, about 4 or 5 on this large white buddleia, and it's full of moths at night.
The same white buddleia but I love the pretty flowers in this close up-sadly the big bumble bee is not quite in focus.
Eating my silver birches but what are they? Is it the saw fly larve?
My little apple tree is loving this warm weather, a gift from fellow gardeners Margaret and Peter-thank you!
Look! It's so hot the passion flower is producing fruit
I am so excited, as down at the bottom of the garden I found this pretty little Robin chick. It seems that the Robin and Blackbird chicks like this sheltered area and are often hiding down there. The Blackbird chick came out to see me too, but I couldn't get a picture quickly enough.
And now there are four...where's our breakfast...oh dear!
The Hoppy Family chicks have finally fledged, here they are together for the last time. I miss them, but am so relieved they made it and have finally left the confines of the rooftops. Interestingly the Hoppy parents always keep their chicks longer than any other family I observe.
No it's not real, but this little frog has brought us weeks of fun as it croaks when you walk past...well it made me laugh every single time!
I am really looking forward to this weekend as it's the Brixham RNLI Station Weekend. With bands on the beach, visiting the lifeboat, vintage motorcycle display, sea rescue demonstrations, bath tub race, and so much more....I hope I get some good pictures.
Welcome to some new followers, Jeremy, and The Gardening Shoe, thanks for taking a look.
Enjoy your weekend