Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bugs

I’m running late and out of order with my challenges this week!
Bear with me!

Giant Swallowtail

I love butterflies and use them a lot on my handmade cards.
In a way, I suppose you could say it’s my ‘signature’.
As a child, I was forever hopeful that my caterpillar would turn into a chrysalis and then a beautiful butterfly, but it never happened. I still don’t understand what I did wrong.
In the cottage back garden, we had a Buddleia bush which was enormous.
It attracted a huge variety of butterflies by the dozen, and one day I went outside to find the back fence awash with coloured wings as they bathed in the sunshine.
I didn’t know one from another then, and looked up our visitors in a nature book my Dad gave me years ago. It’s one of the few items of his I have.
We had small tortoiseshells, peacocks, red admirals, painted ladies, cabbage white and a common blue to name just a few.
Whenever I see one now, I always stop to wonder at these frail creatures of beauty.
Funny though, I don’t see that many caterpillars these days.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bugs

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  3. What a gorgeous swallowtail.

  4. I love the variety in butterfly designs!

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