Is it me, or does there seem to be a huge amount of butterflies around recently? I took these photos last week and I'm really pleased with them.
My buddleia is covered with some gorgeous visitors like the Peacock, Red Admirals and loads of Painted Lady butterflies like the one here:
Painted Ladies weren't that common when I was a kid. It's lovely to see so many in my garden.
I counted nine butterflies on my back wall at one point too! It's south facing so they loved a bit of sunbathing! Other varieties so far have been Tortoiseshell, Cabbage White, Meadow Brown and the odd Blue.
If you see some butterfly-inspired jewellery on my stall or online soon you'll know why!