Nature's Place

Blue Butterfly Bush

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And of course a few butterflies. One finally stopped still long enough, a few minutes ago.

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It’s the season once more and the flowers are blooming in a wave across the garden. Leading is the butterfly bush.

And quickly following is a migration of white butterflies, a host drifting, fluttering east. Stopping only momentarily to fuel up and rest at day’s end in a dark corner of the garden.

This remarkable dance of nature has been going on for days now and I have only seen it once before. Symbolic, I think.

The blue flower has had many other visitors already, that I know of, some of which pictured here.

For the pleasure of it. Keeping it as simple as …

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Time Flies …

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… so time for a few pictures.

The creatures are enjoying the garden. No threat, just the bounty of what is needed to live and die.

And no problem, each doing what it’s little mind dictates, instinctively.

But you can never rule out the impossible in a world of wonder.

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Colours

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Yellow Lynx on aromatic lavender against a blue sky. The sense of it …

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A rarity, the sun went in and this little beauty was caught out. Without the heat she had to sleep.

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The garden Fly after the rain, perched safely for the night on a closed daisy.

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Crucifix Beetle is back, after a few months absence. A little shy at first but soon settled for the shot.

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Long legged Weevil, on lemon world with orange moon behind.

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Click-beetle, big eyes to see with, for the darkness they are active in.

Blue white … the colour of mind with nothing in it, nothing to understand anyway – doesn’t give up easy.

The shifting forms of nature after a day in the garden, rising as vines untwine and blossoms unfold, but inside.

Then there are the creatures that live on them, the forms as shape and colour, sound and position, outside.

A delightful smorgasbord of sense, represented for the pleasure of it.

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Fly By Nite

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Keeping those legs clean. What they do in the dark.

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A little dew from a cold night.

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Sharing a perch for the night.

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Neighbours by night.

Night time on the daisies, next to the nasturtium.
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