You can probably guess that I didn’t take this photo today. But I thought we could all do with a splash of summer about now! This butterfly is collecting nectar (and inadvertently, pollen) from a thistle. I got in close to really show the beauty of both. The flower, as you may know, is the national flower of Scotland-land of my birth. This butterfly has been through the wars (look at his ragged wing) but keeps on going. Perhaps he is Scottish too!
I combined a photo of a banana and an apple to create a fruit flower. Then I ate them.