A resurgence of butterflies has been the keynote of the past week; red admiral, speckled wood, tortoiseshell and peacock varieties, plus both large and small whites, were all enjoying our sunny interlude! If it wasn’t a resurrection, one can only wonder where the sundry Lepidoptera found shelter from the preceding deluge. Although the large whites are opportunistic, presenting themselves whenever the weather grants them the opportunity, it was my first sighting of the year for the small white variety, albeit a few weeks beyond their usual season. I even found the time to sit and enjoy their glorious presence, between bouts of gardening activity.
Whenever I step out into the garden, my imagination buzzes with possible restructuring (of the various habitats) that I’d like to perform. The spirit is more than willing to pursue these visions; unfortunately, the body succumbs to a kind of post-exertional malaise, even after what I consider the most modest of efforts.
It’s still great to have the vision though!