Painted Lady on Cherub.
Most sunny afternoons as the sun begins to make its way towards the western horizon, a Painted Lady butterfly will appear, land on the front lawn and sunbathe. Or whatever the butterfly equivalent is. I have been watching this behaviour on and off for nearly two seasons now and there seems to be a regularity to it that is just a bit odd. Except on a single solitary occasion, when two butterflies turned up, did a spot of spontaneous pirouetting and then nipped among the the leaves of the palm tree for some …ahem … privacy, there has never been more than one butterfly.
I have taken photographs on a number of occasions but yesterday was the first time I had ever witnessed the Painted Lady choose another surface to top-up on her ”tan”.
A one-off moment that is highly unlikely to come around in a very long time. Lucky, really.
My thanks,as always to: