Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 16th April, 2019)
Beautiful, David. Keep sending the lovely photos.
With jewelled fluttering wings widespread,
The Butterfly descends gently in the leafy flowerbed...
Great photo of one of our native butterflies. Sadly, a rarer and rarer sight, partly due to loss of habitat. It seems more and more people are paving over their gardens, and replacing their lawns with that horrible artificial green rug.
Spotted quite a few Peacocks lately on my recent amblings. Seems they're having a bumper spring. When I see them settling on the warm sun washed rocks I always think of some lines that I've always loved,
'Oh! pleasant, pleasant were the days,
The time, when in our childish plays,
My sister Emmeline and I
Together chased the butterfly!
A very hunter did I rush
Upon the prey:_ with leaps and springs
I followed on from brake to bush;
But she, God love her! feared to brush
The dust from off it's wings.'
All those beautiful colours on one of Gods creatures..unbelievable..Thank you David.
People " replacing their lawns with that horrible artificial green rug." buy those plastic butterflies and silk flowers to adorn them.
Nothing like pure nature though, her smells and colours and senses.
Good photo, David.
Are the beautiful colours on this creature of god out of focus or is it my eyes
Nice chatting to you in Wigan town centre on Saturday David.
I agree totally regarding the 'synthetic grass rugs' I can't stand anything artificial. I love seeing countless bees and butterflies swamping the Lavender bushes in my garden...not be long before they come.
All those beautiful colours on one of Gods creatures look great to me Mick - book an appointment for an optometrist examination.
Specsavers are good
The dna legacy of this wonderful butterfly and other creatures dates back to billions of years in Earths history. They are the ones who have the codes and secrets we humans will need and depend upon to survive . Everything we experience now , they have experienced a million times over. Is not best to seek knowledge from those that know?
For me , what came before , is far more important. History is fact and experience, it gives us data . The future is a guess . Learn from your elders . Above is my elder and teacher . The bacteria will win in the end in regards to human existence, but this Gorgeous and wonderful creature, having learned, will simply fly away ...
Crikey David you are really on a roll with great photo's this past week.
I think I need to go to Specsavers too.
May have overplayed my hand .
You done good...