Monday, 10 September 2012

A Taste of Autumn

This weekend really was lovely. Warm sunshine, not a cloud in the sky, the waft of something delicious on the barbeque and, a load of butterflies feeding on the first of the fallen apples! Yes indeed, having not seen a single butterfly this year, they finally came and about half a dozen were seen flitting around, settling on flowers and finding the heady, sweet smell of fallen apples really quite irresistible.   
 
One of our beautiful little visitors eyes up a tasty meal.
Red Admiral, we salute you.
 
 
According to results of the annual survey by Butterfly Conservation that counts butterfly sightings, Britain's very soggy summer has delayed many butterflies from emerging. Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock butterflies have all been a bit late. Can't blame them really, it's been dreadful. In fact, Quelle Surprise! It's raining now!!
 

Just hanging around.
Perhaps fermenting apples has much the same effect as Cider!

 

 

2 comments:

Diana said...

Beautiful butterfly, I painted one not long ago.. I can almost smell that wonderful apple/fall smell. take care,Diana

Sketchbook Squirrel said...

Hi Diana, yes it was really lovely to see so many of these gorgeous butterflies. Early Autumn really is one of my favourite times of year.