Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Arley Hall........................................................................... flowers and wildlife

A few more images of the flowers and insects from my visit to Arley Hall on Sunday.

All were captured on the flower borders above.

Peacock butterfly... the first I have seen this year.

Small Tortoiseshells were all over the place.. I've never seen so many.

I was composing this image when the little fella arrived on the scene.

Bees were in abundance in the sunshine... but busy bees don't stay still for very long.

There were so many Small Tortoiseshells I have far too many images to share.


I hope you like them.

Sunshine in a flower

I enjoyed a wonderful couple of hours in really hot sunshine.... just before the heavens opened.

It's a lovely place to visit... and just four miles from home.

32 comments:

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's a lovely garden. I love the bees and the butterflies.

Kerri Farley said...

These are magnificent!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful gardens attracting all sorts of activity!

Sandra said...

I can't even choose a favorite, they are all beautiful

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely walking about of grounds. I love butterflies Andrew.

Carole M. said...

indeed a lovely place to visit; it's all so neatly manicured and pleasing to the eye. Beautiful flowers, bees and butterflies, a great outing and photos 'Drew

DeniseinVA said...

Absolutely magnificent Andrew, your photos are gorgeous! Stunning captures of butterflies, bees and flowers.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a fantastic butterfly! Your pictures are gorgeous!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I know your are birder at heart Andrew but these bug shots out-do the bird photos. Wonderful!

Nancy said...

Such detail Andrew! These are wonderful.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Andrew what magnificent garden on your door step. !st shot is a good overall shot of the herbaccous beds. I loved all the butterfly, flowers and insect shots. great perpective on 1st and last shots.

Joop Zand said...

A wonderful place and many great colored photo's,
i like them all very much Andrew.

Greetings, Joop

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew... What a stunning spot, and you photo's are too!!
Love that Tortoiseshell butterfly, and the Peacock !!
Great post!!
Gracexx

Our photos said...

Wonderful place and beautiful photos!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely skies, a beautiful garden and incredible, colorful flowers and you've captured them all so beautifully! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend, Andrew!

HansHB said...

Lovely post for SWF!

Huldra said...

So vibriant and beaufiful. Like balm for the soul :)

Karen said...

Excellent series. The butterflies are great!

Wally Jones said...

Superb series of photos! What a beautiful location to enjoy a day - or two!
Love the butterflies and flowers.

Brian King said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Andrew! Such brilliant colors! Those are great shots of the butterfly!

Laloofah said...

These are absolutely lovely!! What a beautiful place to spend a day, especially with a camera! Thanks so much for sharing - I particularly loved the gorgeous butterflies (the blue bits on the edges of the Tortoiseshell wings is an amazing color, like it would glow in the dark!)

Lea said...

Great flower and butterfly photos! Fantastic to have something that beautiful so close to home!
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

JM said...

Outstanding shots! So colourful. Great post, Andrew.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Amazing pictures Andrew. What a photographer's Paradise it is there. The butterflies posed right in the center of the flowers are breathtaking.

Pantherka said...

Beautiful photos Andrew.
(I would do it had much farther than 4 miles)

eileeninmd said...

The flowers and butterflies are gorgeous. Lovely photos!

Valerie said...

An awesome collection of captures Andrew - thank you for sharing.

Stewart M said...

Seems that the butterflies are doing OK - did you not have a very cold spring?

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Wonderful array of pollinators.

Liz Needle said...

Fabulous shots. The colour is brilliant.

TheChieftess said...

Some really gorgeous shots here!!! I love the flower with the butterfly centered! And your banner photo is beautiful!!!

BTW...the music in the background seems to be coming in and out...might be our internet, but I though you should know...

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