Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Butterflies

The big butterfly count is going on at the moment and I want to do my own-I might try to do it at school with the children tomorrow-and then try to do one of my own at the weekend. This page in my journal happened to have the word butterflies left uncovered so I painted a quick peacock butterfly from a free poster this weekend. I remembered the beautiful butterflies we saw in Craster in Norhtumberland two years ago, and after a search in my photos I found them!



Peacock butterfly.


Painted Lady.

9 comments:

Lynne said...

Aren't butterflies just wonderful?
You mentioning about seeing them at Craster reminded me of seeing loads of them on a buddliea bush at Bamburough, not far from Craster. A lovely memory. Not sure I've spelt them correctly!

rebecca said...

yes, my friend does this with her students....and now has added the hatching of silk worms! oh the beauty and wisdom of nature!

frayedattheedge said...

We have seen hardly any butterflies in the garden this year - the buddleiia is about to flower, so hopefully more will appear.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Butterflies, they are just so lovely to watch, so peaceful.

What a great idea to do that with your students. Last Summer we did the whole circle of life with our grandchildren, they watched Monarch butterflies go from caterpillar - chrysallis - to butterfly. What an experience for them to be part of.

Tracy said...

LOVE the butterflies, Sarah! Your journal page is wonderful. Been so long since I've seen anything of the likes of a Peacock Butterfly or other... we very, very seldom see butterflies anymore--so sad. ((HUGS))

Yiota said...

Your butterfly is amazing, Sarah! I love the colours and the way the text emerges from the background. So beautiful!
Take Care!
xo

Allegra Smith said...

Oh, pretty! Often I asked when looking at Autumn leaves in all their magnificent splendor and butterflies that are rainbows in flight, who paints these things? They are beyond beauty, they are beauty in all of its glorious abundance in this beautiful Earth of ours.

I hope everything is fine with my "traveling companions" and as always fond hugs from here for you, and my best wishes as always for them.

jabblog said...

Wonderful photos! Butterflies are often difficult to capture on camera, I find.

Sam said...

Beautiful, beautiful! I actually watched a very good little doco about the butterfly count on The Guardian wedsite the other day. They are also trying to encourage farmers to plant butterfly friendly flowers and shrubs along borders etc to get the population up.