As kids, we always called this Small White Butterfly a cabbage moth. My dad had wonderful vegetable gardens and – cringe – he had us using our tennis racquets as weapons of mass destruction when these butterflies came to lay eggs.

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These days, they get free rein in my garden, no matter what their caterpillars eat. Here, it is in the abelia bush.

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Thanks for looking. Stay safe.

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Butterflies & Moths

Pieris rapae: small cabbage white butterfly

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To give my blog some structure in 2018, I’m jumping back into photo challenges. It’s always a great reason to pull stuff from the archives or boost creativity. And Cee’s photo challenges are, naturally, my first port of call. And what better place to begin than her Fun Foto Challenge.

So, I popped along to Cee’s, and discover I’ve been missing out on a wonderful twisty alphabet challenge – for it’s now up to T. The challenge, this week, have 2 Ts anywhere in the subject of the photo. Of course, butterfly jumped straight into my mind.

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The Small White Butterfly  (Nikon D3000)

I took some wonderful, unexpected photos of an Eastern Spinebill this morning – but its name has only one T.  Hmmm, what of its scientific name, I thought, bound to be a T or three in it. Somehow, it feels like cheating, but hey, just once will be okay.

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Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris: Eastern Spinebill (Nikon D3000)

So I trawl back through the photos I’ve taken recently, through oodles of blue-banded bees, white butterflies, the odd dried out landscape dotted with kangaroos, cockatoos, flowers, honey bees … there must be something with 2 Ts! Ahh, wire netting

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wire netting (Nikon D3000)

Fence posts, snails, magnolia, roses, honey bees, spider webs, tree trunk … like with the netting, I was playing with textures.

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tree trunk with ivy (Nikon D3000)

Is it not just begging to have some profound words plastered over it! Feel free.

I’ll finish with one last butterfly. I think it’s a rather ragged Correa Brown.

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Ragged Butterfly (Nikon D3000)

Thanks for looking.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 2Ts

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The Small White butterfly on a flowering weed. (Nikon D3000)

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All the best to you and yours for the festive season.
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Butterflies & Moths

The Small White

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