Pink n Spiky – A lovely Spike Flower (Echinacea) to brighten the day.
Meadow Brown – Not forgetting a widespread butterfly friend, the Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) warming in the morning sun.
Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus) butterfly amongst its favourite habitat; long grass with a little shade.
A Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) drinks nectar from an opening Knapweed (Centaurea nigra) flower.
Five-spot Burnet (Zygaena trifolii) moth on grass head.
Note: Some individuals have the spots fused (as here) whilst others may show the spots distinctly.
Rhaeadr Ddu (Ganllwyd) – Summer rains, they green the forest & fill the waterfalls – Rhaeadr Ddu early on a summer morn. Beautiful Wales.
Summer evening on the Afon Dulas at Aberllefenni.
(An artwork by AnnMarie)
Scarlet Drops – A red Dianthus flower refreshed by a summer rain shower. The flowers seem to be enjoying ‘sunshine & showers’ – provides some nice photo ops too 🙂
A Pellucid Hoverfly (Volucella pellucens), also known as the Great Pied Hoverfly, feeding here on a Devil’s Bit Scabious flower. These large hoverflies (30mm wingspan) can be seen near wooded clearings & hedgerows. They are rather fond of bramble blossom. Share List
(Black Rock Sands) A favourite seaside beach for many; just outside Porthmadog. Black Rocks & Golden Sands on a sunny reflective day at Black Rock Sands, N. Wales. Share List