Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804-1864
I took these photos a few days ago in Nice city centre. The butterflies are Geranium bronzes Cacyreus marshalli -that i've written about before here
They were feeding on lavendar bushes and seemed to be ignoring the geraniums.-however i didn't see any caterpillars
I am seeing more this year than last year than last year- or maybe i am just attuned to them