Another gorgeous Autumn morning and another bike ride beginning with a bramble picking session - enough to make 5 jars later that evening. I go to the same spot that I discovered last week, it's a good one and is now my bramble patch of choice!
last week are still there, but the view behind is much sunnier this week. Look at the beautiful blue sky!
"Staff is more common in American English, stave in British English")
I've just done a little googling on Peacock butterflies and have found this interesting article which, amongst other things, says that Peacock butterflies "are probably the longest-lived butterflies in Britain, with
adults surviving from late July, well into the following spring, perhaps
into June. Thus, contrary to popular belief that butterflies only live
for a few days, some Peacocks may live to see their 11th month (albeit
having spent five or six months of their adult lives asleep in
Peacock butterfly has fared well in recent years... (and has)
increased in distribution, pushing northwards in northern England and