Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Painted Lady

A Painted Lady butterfly in the garden yesterday. The Oregano has grown very well and its flowers attracts more insects than any other flower in the garden at the moment. The blue flowers are Nigella (Love-in-a-Mist) which has self-seeded among the herbs. Some Rosemary front left.

Plenty about Irish butterflies on this website.

Yeats (my flavour of the month) wrote:

And wisdom is a butterfly,
And not a gloomy bird of prey.


Honor Duff said...

Another delightful image, Michael. Do you, or anyone else know an Irish poem about a butterfly, only a few lines of which I remember: "Dallan De, Dallan De, blind thing of God, why do you play? Why do you drift about in the sun, darkling, painted lovely one..." last few words very appropriate for your Painted Lady.

Michael Farry said...

Sorry Honor, I don't know that poem. No result from Googling either.

Sean @oil of oregano said...

That's a beautiful image. It showed the beauty of the butterfly and the flowers.