Glowing colours

Lines from a very popular hymn are,

He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.

The preceding lines are about flowers and birds. The lines came into my head as I was looking for a photo to use for the Glow photo challenge from the Daily Post. I noticed that red admiral butterflies are colourful and have tiny wings! They were enjoying the Michaelmas daisies.

Red admiral butterfly in flight
Red admiral butterfly in flight

The hymn is All things bright and beautiful. (Words by Cecil Frances Alexander)


Tiny sunbathers

This week’s photo challenge is tiny or miniature.  I have chosen two photos of tiny creatures enjoying the autumn sunshine.

I  published a post about butterflies in September.

During the half term holiday at the end of October there were some mild sunny days.  I managed to snap a red admiral butterfly and a small beetle, which we call a ladybird here in the UK.  It had just landed and  its wing cases are not fully closed.

Red Admiral butterfly
Red Admiral butterfly


As a change from flowers and places of interest I have decided to share a few photos of butterflies taken in recent weeks.  One is a speckled wood in woodland at Acorn Bank.  The others were taken closer to home.  A wall butterfly on a wall, which has featured in at least one other post – the wall, not the butterfly!

Others near a similar wall were a painted lady and a small tortoiseshell.

I have also seen red admiral butterflies and at least one peacock butterfly as well as the usual white butterflies.