Rejoice! The clocks have gone forward and it’s going to be lighter this evening. However, it still feels too cold for this time of year, and I’m told we’re going to be plunged back into wintry weather next week. So I was anxious to get out for a walk this afternoon; I hope these images will keep up my spirits on the journey to work in the morning!
It was beautiful in the Peak District this afternoon. Beautiful but cold. No flowers, no birdsong. Yet.
Seen a couple of days ago at Arbor Low, Derbyshire. One of the most beautiful butterflies, I think. I’ve only seen a few this year, sadly.
A small tortoiseshell seen at Gib Hill (ancient burial mound) yesterday. Beautiful, glowing colours.
I’ve realised with a shock how long it is since I last wrote anything on here. So I’m planning to make amends, and dip my toes back in the water, by posting pictures of some of the wildlife I’ve seen this summer. Starting with a ringlet butterfly. I’d never seen one before, although I don’t think they are uncommon, so I was very excited!
Cormorant. Couldn’t see it when it was first pointed out to me. It was so still, so quiet. Just waiting…