Red, white & blue
Here are some more images from my recent trip to Aberystwyth Castle and it’s grounds, somewhere I really must visit again on a more regular basis as it is particularly beautiful and alive with colour during the summer months.
It’s wildflower beds, bare until only a few weeks ago, have now burst into life and are proving very attracting to butterflies, in particular the common and widespread ‘Cabbage Whites’.
Cabbage whites is in fact the common term used for two very similar species of butterfly, the large white and the small white. I think these are large whites as they appear to have a larger black wingtips and more distinct spots than their smaller cousins.
These butterflies seemed irresistibly drawn to a particular type of flower, that of the curiously named Vipers Bugloss, with it’s blue and pink flowers and distinct hairy leaves.
As well as the butterflies I was keen to photograph the vibrant red wild poppies, often found standing tall and conspicuous among the sea of blue.
— All photographs copyright of Claire Stott/Grey Feather Photography 2018 © http://www.greyfeatherphotography.com
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