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Buddleia and Butterfly

Butterfly and Buddleia

Walking along Nun’s Walk, high above River Tweed, the buddleias that have been bare all summer, and were bare all last summer until September, are now swarrming with butterflies, their shadows darting over the pathway as I walk past and send them flying up. But this one I caught sipping the nectar with its wings outstretched.

August 2, 2014 - Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , ,


  1. Lovely capture…..I was just saying last week that I hadn’t seen many butterflies this summer….lots of wasps but no butterflies


    Comment by greenmackenzie | August 3, 2014 | Reply

    • Thanks, Seonaid. There were no butterflies here last year, but this year, suddenly, lots of them. I was over in Liddesdale, hill-farming country, and there were a lot of butterflies and moths, this time, and also earlier in the year. Hope you get some butterflies round where you are this month. We had a wasps next in the greenhouse this year – not a good idea!


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | August 3, 2014 | Reply

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