Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Singin' the blues

Well, maybe not singing, exactly, as this beautiful blue was rather skittish - but we might get away with a quiet hum of appreciation!  A small patch of colourful, and nectar-rich, flowers on the Osmandthorpe Road allotments in Leeds drew in plenty of hoverflies, and a persistent, flighty little blue butterfly.

I think this is a Holly Blue - probably a male, first or second brood - and it seemed to find the blue cornflowers irresistable.  Me, I found the colour combination irresistable! 

1 comment:

  1. Nice picture, I like the blue in blue colours too :-)
    We start to see more butterflies now but nowhere near the numbers we have seen last year. We have seen gate keepers, cabbage whites, small tortoiseshells, speckled woods, skippers, blues and peacocks so far, ah and some marbled whites.