Well, this week has been one of the worst ever. We expected to be in Alaska but it hasn't happened. The cause may affect future travel. Back home it has been almost continuous rain. Today, there seemed to be a window in the weather late afternoon so we visited a Butterfly site that we had a recent tip-off for.
It looked unpromising but the clouds largely parted as we arrived. Before we set out walking we spotted a Red Admiral.
Then along the way the first Common Blue Butterfly of the year. Lesley spotted the Kidney Vetch so we knew we were at the right place. Despite the wind we must have seen close to 20 Small Blue Butterflies. We were surprised to find some of them a bit worn but still it was a thrill to see such a thriving colony. Life re-affirmed.