Friday, 14 July 2017

Flutter by…...

We haven't seen many butterflies this Summer - I'm not sure whether we are just in the wrong places and other folk are getting to see them!
We did see a huge dragonfly though, hovering along the path we take through the wooded part of our walk around the perimeter of our village!It seemed to follow us for a while before veering off. The sun was shining through the leaves and it looked so beautiful!

I wish I could have caught the shimmer on the wings!
I am linking (with crossed fingers) to Art Journal Journey for Elizabeth's great Summertime Love theme.

We are off to visit a garden today - hope we see some butterflies there! 
Have a great weekend!
Thanks for looking, Chrisx


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've noticed a lack of butterflies this summer, too, Chris. But your awesome dragonfly makes up for it, because this is a real beauty. I really like the background and even if I can't see it, I can envision the shimmer of the dragonfly wings. Thanks for sharing this with Art Journal Journey today.

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

I was thinking exactly the same thing, I've only seen 3 so far!! Fantastic make too Chris :)
Donna xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Your dragonfly page is beautiful and how wonderful to see one whilst on you walk, it's always lovely to see them during the summer 😀. Happy Friday and have a great weekend! J 😊

Zue said...

Plant lots of Buddleias, they are just magnets for butterflies.
I have them everywhere as I love them, but they are not everyone's cup of tea.
It may be a bad year for butterflies, there is something about them in the news today.
Have a great weekend!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

The same here - didn't see many butterflies yet this summer - your page is AMAZING Chris!
Thank you for another fantastic entry linked to AJJ !
Happy weekend!
oxo Susi

Sharon Fritchman said...

Your page is so gorgeous! I LOVE butterflies!! I hope you got a chance to see some butterflies and the garden you visited when you posted this! Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us!

geistige_Schritte said...

the journal is wonderful with Butterfly!!!
Happy Weekend

Rita said...

Beautiful dragonfly! They really are so shimmery up close in the sunlight. :)

Mrs.B said...

A lovely dragonfly page Chris, something we don't see locally very often.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Helen said...

love the use of the dragonfly! I saw lots at Hampton Court last weekend, but that's cheating cos they were in the butterfly dome... one of the gardens had a resting dragonfly on a hedge, too!

chrissie said...

Terrific page and always good to see a dragonfly in real life. Only seen a couple of butterflies so far this year but it is a bit early yet I think

Love Chrissie xx

Meggymay said...

A great page Chris, now you mentioned it I haven't seen many butterflies either this year.
Yvonne xx

Brenda Brown said...

I hope you get to see more butterflies too Chris, I was only thinking the other day how few there have been round the buddleas this year. Lovely page to record your dragonfly. Enjoy the weekend xxx