As I was reading my friends poem on the life of a beautiful butterfly, it was the very thing I was thinking about only a few hours ago. I noticed the Buddleia coming into life . These are well-known as a butterfly bush.  When I first moved here 10 years ago , it didn’t show till end August early September. The bush was a wash with peacock butterflies  and other  butterflies as well as the common admiral . As the years went by it showed earlier and now July. How times have changed and I don’t know why. There never seems to be as many either as there was over the past years.

Just starting

Here are some other flowers leading up to the pathway to the front door. Thanks Pen I hope we do see more this year it would be a shame if they didn’t show I know we would miss them. Enjoy the rest of the weekend folks take care 🙂

 

 

 

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About natswans

A young at heart Lady now retired and just trying to enjoy Life and making the most of things. Passionate about the Wildlife. I have owned two Greyhounds over the past 12 years, and just Love them to bits. Soon I will rescue another . The country is the place to be if you love the peace it holds.I love walking along the beach on a fine day sun even better. Reading Posts about other peoples every day lives , in my home land England and other parts of the world.

7 responses »

  1. Beth Marie says:

    The flowers are lovely Sheila! I enjoy looking at butterflies, they are magnificent.

    I hope you have a great weekend.

    Hugs,
    Beth

  2. Relaxing and calming blog dear friend
    Seems that nature is rearranging her cycles sometimes
    in the seasons change and flowers bloom at different times
    Wishing you much love
    Ian aka Emu

  3. It is a mystery why some flowers bloom later. But, I know little about growing flowers. Yours sure are pretty.

  4. Lovely pictures Sheila

  5. My Buddleia is still in tight green buds as yet Sheila.. but I do hope that we see the peacock butterflies, we had loads last year on it too.. Lovely pictures, the Gardens are looking good to say the winter we had.. although we had some casualties and lost some shrubs, but just love the flowers and the pictures you posted.. I hope you had a really nice relaxing Sunday Sheila… well I had better go… up early for work tomorrow.. Good night my friend.. Sue. x

  6. penpusherpen says:

    Just pleased you enjoyed the poem Sheila, and I’ve noticed a drop in the Butterfly population, .. I don’t know if it’s pesticides killing off the caterpillars or some other reason, but I do feel as you , it’d be a terrible loss not to have them fluttering about like ‘colourful and uplifting joy on wing’. .. I do hope you see some flutter-bys ’round your Buddleia soon, and have a wonderful Monday.my friend.. hugs to you and Wile-e… xPenx

  7. natswans says:

    Thank you all for your comments I will be keeping a close eye on that Buddleia. Loved Pen’s poem . Sheila 🙂

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