Happiness is…

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

This the Small Tortoiseshell above. Tortoiseshells have been in my garden almost continually since March… one of the first butterflies we see in spring, and also one of the last in the autumn.

Below is the Common Brimstone

The brimstone is yellow (butterfly yellow) when it flies, but NEVER settles with its wings open! I have lots of them in the garden, but have never seen the upper side up close!