Papillons d’ete(summer butterflies) and a wedding.

I have been like these butterflies the last few weeks…fluttering left, right and center! Our eldest daughter’s wedding is a week from today and I’m in top gear, working to get everything done. Truth be told, up until now most of the organizing had been done by the two themselves. My work only really started these last few weeks and being true to my very bad self, I left everything until the very last minute, which now means a mean scuffling of  feet to be on top of things. But I’m almost there…on top of things!

..Inachis Io(Paon du jour) Peacock butterfly..

..Mellicta athalia..

Every now and then I get distracted by my animals or the garden…the flowers, the vegetables and my potager, a coffee…before finding my rhythm again to move along with wedding stuff. One such a pleasant distraction was the seductive butterflies in my summer garden.

.. le petit nacré (Issoria lathonia) ..

..Iphiclides podalirius – scarse swallowtail (le flambé).. belle dame (Vanessa cardui)..

..(papillons satyrinae (satyre)..

..Colias alfacariensis (Fluoré)..

..papillon feuille..

A last sip of cool and calm Provencal Rosé at sunset with mon chéri before friend and family start arriving from tomorrow onfor the wedding. And so with these images of my summer butterflies here at Coin Perdu and two cold glasses of Rosé, I leave you until I resurface after the wedding!

..à bientôt..


13 responses

  1. What gorgeous shots! I love butterflies. They are so pretty.



    08/09/2012 at 23:54

  2. I can’t believe how many different butterflies you have found. The photos are stunning. Of course you will be ready for the wedding. I have all the confidence in the world.

    09/09/2012 at 00:15

  3. I love the swallowtail.
    And good wishes to the wedding party!

    09/09/2012 at 02:35

  4. however do you get them to hold still I can never get closer than 6 feet they kepp fllitting around beautiful!

    09/09/2012 at 05:50

  5. Barbara lilian

    I’ve missed your posts, now I know why ! Lovely shots of the butterflies in your garden, & such a variety. Savour & enjoy every moment of your daughters wedding. My daughter came back to France to get married 17yrs ago & it seems like it was only yesterday, lovely memories.

    09/09/2012 at 08:18

  6. Moi aussi I cannot believe all the varieties you have! And you have captured them beautifully..Cannot wait for the wedding pics:) Yesterday Ronelle I made bread but the inspiration for smaller fougasses came from the little cookbook you gave me:)Thought of you as I often do.

    09/09/2012 at 13:40

  7. I’ve never seen such lovely butterflies. Some seem to have large eyes. Wow. Everything in France is especially beautiful. I know the wedding will be beautiful as well.

    09/09/2012 at 21:53

  8. The butterflies are beautiful, happy wedding!


    11/09/2012 at 11:37

  9. knowing your eye for style, I’m sure the wedding will be beautiful! I hope you will share some photos one day.

    Gorgeous papillons photos!

    11/09/2012 at 16:37

  10. Beautiful papillons!

    11/09/2012 at 23:48

  11. We’ve hardly seen a butterfly – too wet – so I envy you! have a wonderful celebration.

    12/09/2012 at 23:15

  12. I love the distractions of the garden. I count hummingbirds and watch the butterflies – but have never had such a welcome variety. Best of luck to your daughter and her new husband. My summer ended with my daughter’s engagement and it is all so sweet.

    13/09/2012 at 14:45

  13. Marti

    Ag ek geniet jou Bloggs. Hierdie “papillons” is so mooi en ek hoop die troue sal vandag net so mooi en pragtig wees en al my beste wense vir die paartjie vorentoe. Ek het vir Cecily gesê sy moet mooi fotos neem en vir my aanstuur. Baie lekker dag vir julle. Het die fotos van die burgelike troue gesien.

    15/09/2012 at 07:08


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