A Photo a Day for 100 Days …….. Day 38

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38 of 100

For the past couple of years I have noticed a decline in the number of butterflies.

 There seems to be far too few of these fabulous insects and that is a great pity. Experts blame all sorts of things from global warming to over-use of insecticides. 

However, I have no idea about the reason for the lack of lepidoptera …..I am certainly no expert in that field. But I do mourn their demise. 

I can remember, in times gone by, huge drifts of  multi-coloured butterflies on every herbaceous border and the arched branches of lilac and white Buddleia  bushes were covered in  gossamer winged beauties. We used to chase them through wild-flower meadows and marvel at their seemingly effortless flight.  Halcyon days, indeed. 

So, when i spotted this lovely Red Admiral  ( ? )  butterfly, resting on pretty, bright blue lobelia,  I knew I had found my  ‘photo of the day’ !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About rosiewrites2

Growing old, disgracefully and enjoying every minute.
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One Response to A Photo a Day for 100 Days …….. Day 38

  1. A beautiful photo with beautiful prose to match. Perhaps ye olde butterflies have just struggled to find work and decided to move elsewhere…

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