Worth the wait Chris
Wow… you’ve done well… that’s the Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius)
To me, they look like shuttlecocks when they are fluttering about. I have never been able to photograph one…
Looking forward for our lavender to flower ! Give us such a good show in the summer !
and then you’ll be taking more lovely photos…
They love the lavender, lots of them come and for it and then hang around all over the garden; that is a picture from last year.
Our lavender is almost over… and the weather has been so atrocious that we’ve had hardly anything, one or two bees… the odd butterfly… nothing special…
We’ve got plenty of them here in the summer, not easy to get a pic of ! Very quick ! Here is our lavender at the moment. On the first pic, this is our eldest bush. But as you can see, it’s looking poorly at the bottom. Does anybody got an idea about what to do to help it, or do we have to get to the conclusion it did his time (about 7 year old) and need to plant new ones in a near futur ?
Une luciole ?
Hand, bit of card, outside table, something slightly bright and fuzzy - firefly?
Un ver luisant ?
Paul, how did you see that… ??? Magic ??