Mr Wasp on the car window I swear I’ve not photoshopped a smile in his face. He was just happy.
I am guessing this is some sort of Tortoiseshell Butterfly, but welcome any second opinions!
Spotted loving the Verbena Bonariensis (Purple Vervain) in the garden this sunny afternoon today.
A man and his pet snail walk into a bar. It’s about 5pm, but they’re ready for a good night of drinking. They start off slowly, watching TV, drinking beer, eating peanuts. As the night goes on they move to mixed drinks, and then shooters, one after the other. Finally, the bartender says: “Last call.” So, the man says, “One more for me… and one more for my snail.” The bartender sets them up and they shoot them back. Suddenly, the snail falls over dead. The man throws some money on the bar, puts on his coat and starts to leave. The bartender, yells: “Hey buddy, you can’t just leave that lyin’ there.” To which the man replies: “That’s not a lion, that’s a snail.”
Noticing lots of these moths this year. I found this one today… he had expired… He was an ex-moth.
The smell of lavender in the afternoon sun and the smell of freshly cut and popped broad beans.
Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis). Been flowering for the past few weeks and the familiar fragrance has been wafting around the garden.
Elderflower a couple of weeks ago using this recipe to make elderflower champagne. The recipe is taken from ‘The Allotment Book’ by Andi Clevely.
Then today… blackcurrant bushes, picking blackcurrant for jam and sauce.
Comma butterfly (Polygonia c-album) spotted in garden last year. I love this description from UK butterflies… “Looking like a tatty Small Tortoiseshell“.
Ringlet Butterfly (Aphantopus hyperantus) spotted in a meadow yesterday. Common throughout British Isles and Europe.
Aztrantia looks stunning in the garden this weekend. Valerian flowered recently and very fragrant. Geranium all showy and attracting the bumble bees. Victoria Plums look healthy… fingers crossed for this year’s crop.