On arrival back in the UK, I was almost disappointed at the general lack of photo opportunities. It seemed that all of a sudden everything was dull, despite the weather being lovely. But, there has almost been a lull in colourful butterflies, only skippers, ringlets and meadow browns. Each are very lovely in their own way but I missed that opportunity to spot something different. I had only ever seen a White Admiral butterfly on Ingrid's blog and as she is in Canada, it would be a long way to go ;)
However, as I started to follow my wildlife forum posts again, I realised that we have some of these lovely butterflies here in Shropshire only a couple of miles from where I live.
I got Andy to take me along and was unsuccessful initially, simply because they were flying so fast and high in the treetops. But, eventually I got lucky:
The strange thing is that we never even knew it was there. Just a few minutes from home and it has since proved to be the most fabulous resource for picturesque woodland and a host of dragonflies which are to follow!
Meanwhile, if you have missed my art, there is some over on my wordpress art blog and there are more photographs of wildlife in Skaithos over on my wordpress photography blog.