The butterflies are leaving – rain and less than 15 degrees C. I only see a few every day now, and they are all battered, tired and slow. Sitting in the last rays of warming sun, preferably on a wall facing south. My Buddleijas are blooming a second time, but almost only bumblebees and bees are guests. It is always sad to see the butterflies go, but there will be a new Spring for them I hope.
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Thank you, Nora!
I love the color and detail in this photo. I hope they will be back in Spring 🙂
The autumn colours are slowly arriving, yes. And hopefully they will be back!
How lovely against the geranium leaves that are already touched by autumn.
Thank you, Susan – the colours of Autumn.
Beautiful little darlings, I hope to see some soon
What a gorgeous composition, A-C. As Dries says, all those colours and patterns. A fine farewell.
Thank you Tish – a fine farewell sounds beautiful.
But they had a good summer?
They did. No hail or heavy storms, so most of them were not as battered as they usually are in September.
I detect a touch of wistful melancholy again, Ann-Christine. Sending love and hugs to you, and hopes for a bountiful butterfly spring to come in the northern hemisphere.
And you will soon have summer! Thank you – you are good at detecting things…a detective you are! Hugs back to you and yours!
Here, we seem to have been having a bit of a butterfly bonanza, after a rather thinly-populated summer. Perhaps some will find their way to you.
How great for you! But no…for us it is too late now. Just the other year I realised that some butterflies wake up again in spring. I thought more or less all of them died during winter.
I thought so too. Live and learn …
All I see here are large whites sadly…
Just look how beautifully the butterfly’s colours and patterns match those of the plants!
A lovely comment – and true, well spotted and remarked!
Hopefully they will be back soon
The only ones I have seen recently are the Large Whites. Always sad to see the butterflies leave the garden.
It is. I love sitting by the Buddleijas just watching them.