Arch, Agapanthus and A Butterfly

08 Sep

1 We were only away a week and the garden has grown and grown! There are so many beans to harvest and the arch is almost completely covered. You might just make out the new horse that is being kept in the field at the back.

Clematis over the arch

Clematis over the arch

2 The Agapanthus are opening at last.

Opening Agapanthus

Opening Agapanthus

3 This pretty little creature was around the garden most of the afternoon but was very hard to catch on camera. I love its furry little body.

Moth or butterfly?

Moth or butterfly? Can anyone identify this one for me?


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19 responses to “Arch, Agapanthus and A Butterfly

  1. Peri's Spice Ladle

    September 9, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Beautiful arches leading to stone pathways with green and color everywhere…just make me wanna burst into a song:)

  2. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    September 9, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    what horse–now I know I am going crazy (lol) – at least I did see the butterfly!

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 9, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      A brown lump just behind the green wall! 🙂

  3. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    September 9, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    what wonderful things to come home to…
    and the info on the butterfly …I will always remember…Wings straight up…

  4. Don

    September 9, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    The Agapanthus is absolutely stunning and your garden looks magnificent. I’m sure you must have had a good time away.

  5. Hilary Auty

    September 9, 2013 at 6:20 am

    Your garden is just beautiful. I love the clematis around the arch.xx

    Sent from Hilary’s iPad

  6. Jim in IA

    September 9, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Google Images has a feature that lets you drag a picture into the search window. It will look for a similar one to see if your original matches. I tried that with your moth/butterfly. The Google returned sixteen suggested matches, all about the same color as your image. It is possibly a pizza, taco, pastry, salted caramel cookie bar, pasta, open rice, trilobite, bronzed cow bird, or other things not identified. Nothing looked like a moth/butterfly. Sorry.

    I think some other method is needed for this ID. 🙂

  7. Bernice

    September 9, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Beautiful pics!

  8. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    September 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Beautiful photos, they are such fun and so full of life. They certainly draw you in to their stories.

  9. Alastair

    September 8, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I’m disappointed. The book only tells me what the differences are between them. Tells me what each creature is, but not the type. Sorry

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 8, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      Thank you for trying. Shelagh has told me it’s a butterfly so now I’ll look it up again. 🙂

      • Alastair

        September 8, 2013 at 9:57 pm

        Cool 🙂 I will have to see about getting a book with butterflies and insects so I can tell what they are.

  10. Alastair

    September 8, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    I just brought a book on them today … will look it up and get back to you

  11. Shelagh

    September 8, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Definitely a butterfly (wings are held vertically), but I don’t have a UK book to id it.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 8, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      Thank you. Now I know that much, I’ll try again to identify it. I’ll let you know. 🙂


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