Sunday, 15 September 2013

A Parting Gift

Summer returned yesterday and bestowed on us the gift of a pet day, as my mother used to call an unseasonably warm day which came when we had given up on summer.
It was a day for basking in the warming rays of the sun, for sitting in the garden, for drying clothes, for being grateful for just  one more good day before autumn's chill takes hold of the land and our hearts.

The butterflies  reappeared,  with Small Tortoiseshells joining the busy bees as they feasted on the sedum and daisies beside the front door.

A Speckled Wood fluttered in the garden hedge and rested on a leaf just long enough for me to click the shutter. And then it was off.

I've been a bit bee-hind with blogging of late,  not sure where to land, as I flutter from one social medium to the next. I'm still striving to find a voice, to find a balance between words and images, between reportage and personal disclosures.


  1. I love your photos, the bee and the grey butterfly especially. Please send that warm sunny day over this way please.

  2. Yes fall is definetly on it's way but how lucky for you to have seen some of the last visits from these lovelies!
    Beautiful photos.

  3. I love that expression Mairead - a pet day. We have had a pet day here again today - warm, warm sun, and balmy outside. Bliss. I love the colour of your sedum - how pretty it is, and perfect with the bee on it.

  4. Beautiful photos


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