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