stories and illustration

Butterfly, Stones, Cherry Blossom Petals


April 29, 2014 - Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , ,


  1. Look at that green! Perfect!


    Comment by Maggie Beck | April 29, 2014 | Reply

    • Thanks, Maggie. I can see that the delicacy would appeal to you, as you see these subtleties in your own photographs. Isn’t it pretty! If I hadn’t had a camera on me I’d have never paid much attention to it, and so never seen those lovely underwings. I think it is called a green-veined butterfly.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | April 30, 2014 | Reply

  2. Beautiful green markings….a subtle butterfly ūüôā


    Comment by greenmackenzie | April 29, 2014 | Reply

    • Good to hear from you, Seonaid. The butterfly was dithering about above the stones, obviously its radar for flowers was temporarily awry. I would never have noticed the lovely green markings if I had not followed its progress in order to take the picture. It’s a green-veined butterfly, I think. I’d have thought it was a cabbage white on first glance, but that’s just because when I see a white butterfly that is what I assume. Lots of butterflies around this year, after virtually NONE last year, and lots of bees, it’s very encouraging….. one kind of notices when there aren’t any insects, as that faint subtle buzz in the air isn’t there(when my son was young I found him staring out at the countryside of Liddesdale in a kind of trance and when I asked him wht he was doing he said “I’m listening to the machinery of the world” – I think the sound of insects is part of that.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | April 30, 2014 | Reply

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