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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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