Oh flutterby!

We had a lovely wander around Waterperry Gardens last week on our staycation - so much colour everywhere - and so many butterflies! There were clouds of Cabbage Whites on the Buddleia.....

Oh flutterby
Oh flutterby
Oh flutterby

...and Peacock butterflies all over the Echinacea...and lots of other butterflies I didn't recognise. Anyone know what the orange and brown one below is?

Peacock butterfly
Butterfly mecca
Summer visitor

I couldn't help myself snapping away to capture some of that gorgeous colour - I know it won't be long before it all disappears - not ready for that to happen yet! I especially love Cosmos - such a happy flower :)

Cosmos loveliness
Cosmos loveliness
Cosmos
Pinks
Summer pastels

There's just so much variety on display in August - a real feast for the eyes. Isn't that Dahlia just perfect? I love the symmetry.

Perfect Dahlia
Yellow haze

So it's back to work on Monday - hope these flowers help to brighten your Sunday afternoon and lead you into a cheery week. Z x

Buddha
Oh flutterby
A cloud of white