Sat out on the front doorstep enjoying the late summer sun with a mug of tea I spied this beautiful beetle, busy in a hurry somewhere....
The colour and sheen were amazing. I've no idea what type it is, but had a nosey around and hope it could be a Tansy beetle? According to the article they are only found in Yorkshire though and I'm miles away in Wiltshire??????? If anyone has any idea what it is, please say so????
Isn't it amazing what you see if you just take the time to stop and sit still for a moment.
I let it carry on its journey towards the doormat.
My children know that I'm always looking for 'nature' so yesterday my son presented me with this which he had found dead in the garden....
Dragonflies, such faerie like creatures.... I was sad that it was dead, but it was wonderful to really look at it closely in the flesh, which is not something that comes along often.
The wings remind me of old leaded glass and silver sequinned faded lace.
You hail from Dream-land, Dragon-fly?
A stranger hither? So am I,
And (sooth to say) I wonder why
We either of us came!
Agnes M.F.R. Darmesteter "To a Dragon-fly"