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Continuing on yesterday’s theme of insects and nature’s diversity, we didn’t have to go far this morning to find this exquisite – and rare to this area – silver-washed fritillary butterfly (Argynnis paphia). It was lovely to enjoy this beauty flitting through the garden as we drank our coffee this morning, and Jeff was beyond excited.

I love that about my husband; his connection to nature runs almost magnetically through his body. Not only does he know when and where to look, but he knows exactly what it is that he’s seeing. Quite amazing, as his patience in waiting to see and photograph what he senses is out there. Reluctant disclaimer: I saw and enjoyed the butterfly – and her colourful cousins – but Jeff took this particular photograph.

 

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