Another certain sign of Spring is the flittering of flashing wings floating over the flowers of the garden as a short-lived butterfly seeks both food and a place to lay her eggs.
As i was photographing some flowers i caught a movement out of the corner of my eye and turned to see this beauty landing at my feet to soak up some rays of warm spring sunshine.
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Later that day what i assume to be the same butterfly was catching the last rays of the day on my patio before being scared by a swooping bird only to return after a few seconds to rest on my patio table.
She’s an Australian Painted Lady – Vanessa kershawi.
A not-so-elusive butterfly… 😉