I had just stopped for a breather and noticed this butterfly on the handle of the fork. It was obliging enough to stay there while I fetched the camera. I think it's a Tortoiseshell though the colours in my photo are somewhat faded.
Couldn't resist this bumble bee on the verbena - they have obligingly moved out of our compost bin so we can use it again.
We bought this monarda for the bees so I hope they appreciate it.
In the nursery where we bought this cone flower it had a gorgeous Red Admiral butterfly on it. I am waiting for one to visit it now it's in our garden.
I am abandoning the garden and my husband this weekend and going off this afternoon to enjoy myself on a course with Frances Pickering. It's residential so I'll be waited on hand and foot and be able to concentrate on my favourite pastime of making fabric books. I hope there'll be time to take some photos.