I have an ‘out of control’ buddleia’ in my garden and it is a cafe for the local butterfly population.

 Cafe Buddleia

I spent a long time getting these pictures, lots of missed shots, as soon as I had them in the viewfinder, ready to  focus and then they were gone….

‘Elusive Butterflies’ I thought and then this  brought to mind a song I used to hear when I was a child by Bob Lind.  It then brought lots of memories of  the record player at home, and  all the records in their paper sleeves.  My Mum and the garden, it all brought tears to my eyes.  Good times and wonderful memories.

A Red Admiral

A Peacock

Looking at the photographs now, I started wondering if butterflies remember and have memories about the time they were caterpillars?


5 comments on “Butterflies

  1. knitsofacto says:

    Cafe Buddleia … it sounds like the title of a novel for lazy summer days, spent on a hammock in the garden, with butterflies flitting about! Glorious images 😀

  2. ruthkeys says:

    You describe a wonderful images, the stuff of dreams… Thanks for the comment it made me smile a lot.

  3. You’ve made me realize how few butterflies I’ve seen this year. Apart from the swallowtails in Italy, that is. Ah well, there’s always next year!

  4. claire says:

    Your wait was definitely worth ityour photos are lovely.
    I love Buddleias and have two large deep purple ones growing in my shrubbery.
    Some days the amount of butterflies flitting about is unbelievable……..

    Claire :}

  5. driftwood says:

    oh so lovely, I love butterflies and catching them on camera x

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