butterfly.jpgYou 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!


Snow Tapestry

The snow on the leaf covered ground creates a tapestry. The only specks of colour are the occasional leaf and a dominating cigarette butt. Am I just trying to create a pleasant image or making  a point about humans and our fractious relationship with nature? I’ll let you decide. I haven’t a clue.