Butterflies and Boxes

We have disturbed a number of butterflies hibernating in the house and outbuildings.  This tortoiseshell did not really want to wake up but when offered sugar and water looked a bit happier.

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After filling up it was happy to flutter its wings in the sunlight.

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Yesterday, instead of our usual post van we found a convoy (of two) red vans outside the house.  The reason being that our post contained six very large boxes – our usual postman had dragged our his boss to drive an additional van.  So today we had the task of moving the boxes to behind the house

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and trying to work out the assembly instructions

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Currently the last sun of the day shines through the conifer shelter belt from behind, making them look on fire from within

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And finally, today’s gratuitous “view from the garden” picture

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