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)..

..la 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 thoughts on “Papillons d’ete(summer butterflies) and a wedding.

  1. 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.


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


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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!


  6. 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.


  7. Ronelle
    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.


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