Yay… a butterfly… time to count!

The sun has had its hat on… la la la la la… the bees fed on the Heucheras… oh… la la la la la 🙂

So, why might I be singing… la la la la la… ‘Bowles’ Mauve’ (perennial wallflower Erysimum) has brought us a butterfly… tra la la la la la 😉

This Small Tortoiseshell is the first in ages… tra la la la la la… fingers crossed that we’ll see more… oh… tra la la la la…

Yay… toot toot toot to the sun… we’ve still time to enter our UK sightings to the big butterfly count before August the 5th… tra la la la la la 😉

For everyone outside the UK… la la la la la la… I’d love to hear what visits you too… tra la la la la la 😀

This post was written by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in July 2012.

6 thoughts on “Yay… a butterfly… time to count!

  1. You are simply giddy about your butterfly sighting. Too hot and dry here to have many butterflies. Haven't seen one in about a week or five minutes if you count Cabbage Whites. 🙂 Beautiful picture.

  2. Lol Lisa, you may well be right there! Giddy again late tonight to see the first hedgehog in ages too… tra la la la la 😀

    Yes, I can imagine having too much sun could keep the butterfly away from gardens just the same as rain does. Hope you get more bearable weather soon 🙂

  3. Can you see my smile from here? You are a happy person and it's so nice to see the object of your affection! 🙂 Have a great day, Shirl.

  4. Hello again everyone, thank-you for your comments 🙂

    Still odd tortoiseshell visits here. Last weekend a small white had me bring out my camera as I sat in the sunshine eating my breakfast. It moved on before I got any shots but the real bonus was a bee sighting on a new foxglove that you can read about in my next post. I was delighted 🙂

    Sue, neither seen here 🙁 Love the meadow brown – saw that on holiday in Norfolk a few years ago. Hopefully you’ve seen more species since 🙂

    Shady, lol… I enjoy having fun with post chat almost as much as capturing my photos 🙂

    Crystal, I agree completely re numbers but on the positive you got three species. Bring on some sunny, windless days so the butterflies can feed up in our gardens 🙂

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