I think the reason for the malaise was the grey skies and clagging humidity that made walking around or running a seriously sticky business. Despite the absence of sun, the heat as soon as I started running was staggering, and my drinks bottle barely lasted 5km.
Luckily for butterflies, they don't sweat, and the warmer it is, the more they like it! Ditto the bees, who are loving it now the buddleias are in full bloom.
All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 20.07.15
|Bees also love library lavender|
|More Polish lilies|
|Love the greens in this picture|
|Mystery tree down the drive in flower, bees like this too|
|Running. Clay Lane now impassable|
|Small white edge on|
|Yet another small skipper|
|Frightened up this moth..|
|...which then settled|
|Bees love buddleia too!|