January 1st, 2014

Wild Garden

Winter Butterfly

I was having a shower this morning, when I became aware that I was not alone. A butterfly was sitting in the corner of the shower cubicle, with her proboscis stretched out, drinking the water!

It was quite difficult to get out of the shower without washing her away, but I managed it only getting her a little damp. So I put her by the window to dry out. She sat there for a bit vibrating her wings, then she flew off and found a towel. What a sensible insect. Now she's found a wickerwork basket in a dark corner, and is sitting on that. I assume the rough texture is easy for her to hook her little feet onto.

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