Saturday, 2 August 2008

Sunday safari on Saturday..........

When I walked past the lavender this afternoon out of the corner of my eye I noticed this tiny butterfly........for me this is a dream because I love the blues. Look at the detail on the wings and how beautifully he blends with the lavender.........
And as this gentle creature opened his wings I knew it was the common blue......this is the first one I have seen in the garden and I can tell you my friends it was an absolute joy........



Sorry that I have posted early.....in and out sort of day tomorrow, so knew I would not have the time ......enjoy the rest of your weekend.......

26 comments:

Heather said...

Things that fly are hard to take pictures of. well done! love the color in the wings.

ChrisND said...

I like the pattern on the underwings of this one...such a nice blue color on top. Most days are safaris around here...:-) glad you could do an update today.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This blue butterfly is certainly a treat Cheryl. I am glad you had time to post before you big day tomorrow. Have fun.

Wendy said...

How fortunate for you to have been in the right place at the right time, so you could capture that lovely blue butterfly. He (she?) looks so much at home sitting on the lavender.
Enjoy your Sunday.....

Casey said...

Wow, what a beautiful butterfly!

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
This is a beautiful butterfly. Tiny too as I can see from the lavender bloom. I am so excited to see this Common Blue...I love the blues too.
Your photography is stunning.
Saturday Safari is fun too!
I am going back to look again and droll....beautiful bug!
Happy Safari!
Sherry

ladyluz said...

Such a delicate, elegant butterfly, Cheryl. You really are a great photographer.

I used to see lots of these when I lived in West Penwith, Cornwall. They were common in the 80s. By then, alas, the British Blues had disappeared.

Cheryl said...

Hi Heather....they are indeed hard to capture....with nature I am one very patient lady.....

Cheryl said...

Chris, I love the pattern on the wings, so detailed...look forward to your safari.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa.....I think it is lovely partly due to its size.....thank goodness for the camera to be able to see its beauty in detail.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy....it is the male.....hence the he in the write up......
Hope things are improving your end.....

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry....I was so pleased to see this butterfly, as I said it was a first in the garden.......I have seen them on country walks but that is not the same for me.....I need to see them in the garden, I have so many plan this winter to work on the garden for the butterflies........my bees seem happy, this is good......happy safari, I am sure you will have lots of wonderful photographs to show......

Cheryl said...

Thank you Ladyluz...photography is becoming an obssession with me.
Even the common blue is becoming rarer but I plant for the butterflies hopefully giving them a good future in my garden....thank you for dropping by....it's raining here, bet you remember August in the rain.....

Leanne said...

beautiful cheryl! i love lavender , and anything bluey/purple, so this photos is so lovely, thankyou

leanne x

Cheryl said...

Hi Leanne...the colours are amongst my favourites too Leanne.....I was lucky that I saw this tiny butterfly....and to get a couple of good shots.....

Dawny P said...

H Cheryl. I've been away from Blogland for a day or two so missed a couple of your posts but I came back today to catch up and oh my!!! The first picture I saw was your lavender and butterfly. Well you know what I think of lavender and I have to say of all the fabulous photos you have taken and shared with us all, these 2 are my all time favorites. They are truly amazing pictures. Hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend xxxx

Cheryl said...

Hi Dawny....well thank you so much for the lovely comments....I must say I am so pleased with these two shots and like most people I am thrilled with the colour combination.....nature does so well.....
Weekend weather is dull but the company is good....hope you are having fun to.

Mary said...

Cheryl...your stroll through the autumn lit garden made me smile. You have really brought some great flower photos to the blogosphere. I call them blogalicious. Just lovely. I particularly loved the blue lavender...

Mary

Mary said...

And I want to tell you how much I love your header photo. It's you, Cheryl. Keep it for a while?

Naturegirl said...

Cheryl my heart be still!!! Oh how beautiful is that blue butterfly!
I share your excitement in capturing this photo!! Good job!!

I appreciate your generous heartfelt comment on my latest post! It's friends like you that inspire me!
hugging you aNNa xo

Cheryl said...

Mary thank you....great compliment....it stays.....

Cheryl said...

Thank you Mary and Naturegirl for your lovely comments, I truly appreciate them.....

beckie said...

I am so glad for you Cheryl! I know how much creatures like the butterflies maen to you. And I know you work very hard at making your garden and inviting place for them. Wonderful photos(as usual!). Getting him on the lavender really shows his size. Great Safari!

Cheryl said...

Hi Beckie.....you know me so well....it was a capture I will remember for a long time.....

Hope your weekend went well????

Rose said...

Such a beautiful blue! I'm not sure I've seen a butterfly this color before. It's almost as if he knew the lavender would be a good color combination for him:)

Cheryl said...

Perfect colour combination Rose......hope you had a lovely weekend with your daughter.....