Silent Sunday

January 4, 2014

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  • Notmyyearoff January 5, 2014 at 1:24 am

    Wow so rare to see something like that at this of year. It’s really beautiful. Great capture!

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 7:59 am

      Incredible isn’t it. We were walking with friends in Sussex last weekend and there it was!

  • Dawn - Miss_Biggun January 5, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Just Beautiful, great capture 🙂

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 8:04 am

      Thank you Dawn 🙂

  • Kriss MacDonald January 5, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Stunning shot of the butterfly!

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 8:05 am

      Thank you Kriss 🙂

  • John Adams January 5, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Beautiful image. I’m also jealous that you’ve clearly experienced sunshine over the past week!

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 8:08 am

      Thank you John. We had a teeny tiny bit of sunshine before it was replaced with downpours 🙂

  • Mama and More aka Zaz January 5, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Beautiful picture, funnily enough I saw one of those indoors this week! #SilentSunday

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 8:40 am

      Thank you – amazing to see at this time of year 🙂

  • The Reading Residence January 5, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Stunning shot. Gorgeous x

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 8:42 am

      Thank you Jocelyn 🙂

  • Jo Laybourn (Sit Still Monkeys) January 5, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Stunning shot Charly. Look at those colours and shadows! I love it! #SilentSunday

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 8:44 am

      Thank you Jo, very kind of you 🙂

  • Iona@redpeffer January 5, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Lovely image-where’s that sun come from then?!

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 8:46 am

      Had no sun at all here just rain although I can see some blue this morning! This was taken in Sussex last Sunday, it was a beautiful day 🙂

  • Zoe Corkhill (Mama Geek) January 5, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Wow, what a GORGEOUS photo, I love it! So much detail and clarity, you must be very proud – I would be!

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 8:49 am

      Thank you Zoe, was amazing to see it. Was lucky it was spotted otherwise I would have missed it 🙂

  • Sonya Cisco January 5, 2014 at 8:39 am

    We had one in our bedroom a few days ago, I was amazed to see one in winter!

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 9:03 am

      That must have been such a strange sight! I was amazed to see this one too 🙂

  • Emma January 5, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Beautiful, and out of hibernation already!!

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 9:14 am

      Thank you – so weird seeing at this time of year 🙂

  • becky @ lakes single mum January 5, 2014 at 9:11 am

    just gorgeous what beautiful surprise

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 9:21 am

      Thank you Becky 🙂

  • Luci - mother.wife.me January 5, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Lovely shot – saw loads of these critters at the Butterfly House at London Zoo (yes, go figure Luci, the clue’s in the name…) they are fascinatingly beautiful things! x

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 9:23 am

      They are wonderful aren’t they. I bet the Butterfly House is amazing. We have the butterflies at Wisley this month, looking forward to that 🙂

  • Doubtfulmum January 5, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Lovely lighting!

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 9:25 am

      Nothing better than natural light and sunshine – I’ve missed it!

  • Adventures in Schooling January 5, 2014 at 9:26 am

    What a great capture. It’s so hard to shoot wildlife. Wonderful:)

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      Thank you – amazed I got it given where it was 🙂

  • HelpfulMum January 5, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Beautiful! Amazing to see one at this time of year!

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      Thank you – so surprised when we saw it 🙂

  • Emma T January 5, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Lovely shot. So unusual to see, let alone get close enough at this time of year.

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      Thank you – it really is. Was creeping around so it didn’t fly off 🙂

  • Afra Willmore January 5, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Lovely picture – brightened my morning

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      That’s good to hear – hope you feel better soon 🙂

  • Sarah MumofThree World January 5, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Wow, didn’t expect to see a butterfly in January! Beautiful photo 🙂

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      The element of surprise – fabulous! Thank you 🙂

  • chantelle hazelden January 5, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Gorgeous, well done for capturing x

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      Thank you Chantelle 🙂

  • Jaime Oliver January 5, 2014 at 10:14 am

    awww thats gorgeous x

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      Thanks Jaime 🙂

  • Expatmammy January 5, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Gorgeous, such a fab photo

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  • OneDad3Girls January 5, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Amazing capture. So beautiful

    Thank you for linking up

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      Thank you and you’re welcome – thank you for hosting 🙂

  • Lisa from Lisa's Life January 5, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Fabulous 🙂 I think the seasons are all muddled up!

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      I think you’re right there Lisa – found a flower in the garden the other day!

  • Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault January 5, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Good grief – just proves how mild this winter has been! I saw butterflies just before Christmas but nothing this side of New Year.

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      It really does – such an incredible sight for this time of year 🙂

  • amanda walsh January 5, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Beautiful Butterfly

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      Thank you Amanda 🙂

  • Multi Layer Mummy January 5, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    we had a few sunny spells here this week too amongst the chaotic weather, beautiful shot!

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      Thank you – it’s so fabulous when the sun shines. The rain has been relentless these past days!

  • Sara (@mumturnedmom) January 5, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Wow, what an amazing photo to get at this time of year!

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      Thank you Sara 🙂

  • Funky Wellies January 5, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Happy New Year! 🙂
    Fab photo… Spring is coming, right? 😉 xx

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      It must be, surely? Wouldn’t that be lovely. Happy New Year too 🙂

  • Karen Bell January 5, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Beautiful 🙂

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you Karen 🙂

  • Kiran at Mummy Says January 5, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Gorgeous image. I love butterflies! You’ve made me hanker for spring x

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      Me too – wouldn’t it be lovely if Spring was just around the corner 🙂

  • Coombe Mill - Fiona January 5, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    So beautiful – fab capture.

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      Thank you Fiona 🙂

  • Jo @ 3 Kids and a Gluestick January 5, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Beautiful! The Butterfly Conservation are on the look out for sightings if you wanted to go and add it to their list xx

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 9:55 pm

      Thank you Jo – amazing to see them at this time of the year. Will have a look at the Butterfly Conservation, cheers 🙂

  • Merlinda (@pixiedusk) January 5, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Colors of nature are always awesome.

    • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      They really are and wonderful to see a butterfly at this time of year 🙂

  • Helen January 5, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Wow! You’d be mistaken for thinking it was Spring – must have been a brief respite from the terrible weather.

    • Charly Dove January 7, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      Amazing isn’t it Helen – so surprised when we saw it 🙂

  • Michelle - Very Hungry Explorer January 5, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Gorgeous butterfly – great shot.

    • Charly Dove January 7, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  • Kim Carberry January 5, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Beautiful x

    • Charly Dove January 7, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      Thank you Kim 🙂

  • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Thank you – I love them too 🙂

  • HPMcQ January 5, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    the patterns on butterflies are so stunning, nature really is quite beautiful x

    • Charly Dove January 7, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      It was such a wonderful sight especially considering how dire the weather has been 🙂

  • oana79 January 5, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Oh, beautiful, was it taken this winter or is it an older one?

    • Charly Dove January 7, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      Thank you – it was taken on Sunday whilst we were in Sussex 🙂

  • Emma @ Helvetia Handmade January 5, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    fantastic, a butterfly at this time of year!

    • Charly Dove January 7, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      The element of surprise 🙂

  • Neesie January 5, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Brilliant photo. I love butterflies ;D
    (Would you believe that I have one in my cupboard. He’s up near the ceiling and he’s been there since summer. I’m not sure if he’s alive or not. I’m hoping he is and that he’ll flutter into life once the temperature rises).

    • Charly Dove January 7, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      Wow what an amazing story! They’re fabulous aren’t they 🙂

  • Helen Sims The good life mum January 5, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    ar wonderful take that as a good omen that wonderful things are instore for you in 2014 well found and captured

    • Charly Dove January 7, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      I do hope so Helen – Happy New Year 🙂

  • Charly Dove January 5, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Amazing isn’t it – roll on Summer time 🙂

  • Carolin January 5, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I love how you managed to capture the details of the pattern and how amazing to see a butterfly this time of the year x

    • Charly Dove January 7, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      Thank you very much – an amazing sight at this time of year 🙂

  • Emma The Mini Mes and Me January 5, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    I was shocked to see a bitterly at this time of year. Beautiful shot 🙂 x

    • Charly Dove January 7, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      Always lovely to get those surprise posts Emma – thank you 🙂

  • Sarah Bailey January 6, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Beautiful how amazing to see a butterfly at this time of year .The colours are amazing. x

    • Charly Dove January 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you very much 🙂

  • Super Busy Mum {Debs} January 6, 2014 at 11:56 am

    This is gorgeous! I bet she was posing just for you too 😉 x

    • Charly Dove January 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      I do hope so – was really lucky to capture this one 🙂

  • Mary @over40andamumtoone January 6, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Great shot

    • Charly Dove January 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you Mary 🙂

  • JPD January 7, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Top work Super wife!

    • Charly Dove January 7, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      Thanks baby 🙂

  • Gemma Marshall January 12, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Is spring finally on its way? x