On Wednesday we enjoyed a rare summery day. A cliff top walk with a friend included colourful butterflies and wild flowers. White and pink clover smelled sweet. Vetches, a second flush of flowers on thrift (sea pinks), tiny thyme flowers in deep purple, yellow relatives of dandelion, pineapple mayweed and fluffy meadowsweet are the ones I remember noticing.
My friend and I saw a small tortoiseshell butterfly, several brown ones and a stubborn one with folded wings, which refused to show us its true colours. I had already seen a red admiral on my way to meet her.
In the evening the sunshine tempted me outside to snap a bloom on our white rose. Pity about the shadow! Then I noticed an illuminated poppy flower.