The weather here was a bit strange last week. We had very high humidity and bouts of rain, but it was cool making it feel more like late spring than the middle of July. I’m not really complaining, cool is definitely better than sweltering, but it was weird. Today, though, things seem to have reset. The humidity is mostly gone, there isn’t a cloud in the sky and the temp has climbed into the mid-twenties and seems to be staying there. This is what I call a perfect day. So does Jack, who had a welcome spring in his step this morning.
Those are great butterfly pics.
Thanks. He sat still for a long time which made it easier.
Beautiful pictures, but I’d be rememberig where I took them come autumn were I you, don’t want burrs in Jack’s coat!
Ice Swimmer says
Both the butterfly and the plants look gorgeous in the pictures. The light is beautiful.
Good advice! Jack’s coat picks stuff up easily. Sometimes he comes home with dried leaves and sticks stuck to himself. And burrs are really tough to get out. Your 2 dogs have longer hair than Jack. That must make it even harder to get stuff out.
If we don’t catch burrs like that quickly they have to be cut out, the long fur just gets wrapped round and round them so it’s imossible to disentangle. Both of ours are quite good about sitting to have things taken out of their fur as long as you hold the object and pull the fur away from it so (hopefully) you don’t pull their fur, if that makes sense, but that kind of burr just gets too tangled up for that.
I quite often see things on the floor and think ‘Oh No! Oh it’s just a leaf’, especially in autumn. Very very occasionally the boy will get a bit of poo stuck to his fur which will drop off somewhere inside, so my reaction isn’t entirely unreasonable! Rather more often they manage to bring in slugs on their fur, but at the moment it’s mostly grass and cleaver seeds.
A beautiful pair of pictures, I love how you got the topside and the bottom of the wing patterns.
Yay for reduced humidity, it’s only gotten worse over here -- 23 degrees is a lovely midday temperature for the summer (sans humidity, thanx) but for some reason it’s the currently popular overnight temperature. I hope things cool down by the end of the week, it’s all a bit much.
Marvellous photos thanks.
Are the pink and purple flowering plants in the images here Scabious (Scabiosa atropurpurea, a.k.a. Pincushion flower a common but attractive weed we see a lot of here?
Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk- says
Lovely shots. I haven’t had any luck with butterflies this year so far.