There have been hordes of butterflies in our garden this year with Peacocks, Red Admirals and Tortoiseshells in abundance. However a smaller species has been around a lot as well.
|Speckled Wood butterfly on a Euonymus |
(Emerald 'N Gold) leaf
Those black 'eyes' on its wings seem to be watching you.
I walk by things every day without using my eyes. A garden by the roadside always has a magnificent show of dahlias which I have neglected to photograph until today when some are past their best.
That photo does not do justice to the beauty of individual blooms ( I do not know the names of each variety.)
I have watched corn grow throughout the year but never managed to see it being harvested.
|Just stubble and a single pile of straw bales|
The farmers certainly get on quickly as most of this field has been ploughed and rolled. Today sowing for next year's crop was in progress.
|Seed drill at work|
The tractor behind the bush was pulling a roller to break down another ploughed section of the same field.
If farmers are starting on autumn tasks others have a move to warmer climes in mind.
|Preparing to fly south|
Here's something we tend to take for granted.
|Fuchsia bush at the top of our drive|
We really should look closer as we walk past.
Obviously summer isn't quite over yet.