This morning is so lovely I've had my morning cup of tea in the garden. I love to spend a few moments wandering round, mug in hand, checking on growth, my seedlings, saying hello to birds and absorbing the loveliness - it is a favourite indulgence (though of course it does also include working through ideas and planning projects!).
Whilst pottering, I spotted this huge moth - wings open wide as if basking in the sunlight - at least eight inches across I crept closer to have a proper look. I wondered what on earth it could be and was desparate that it didn't fly away before I could see it close-up.
It turned out to be a flaky strip of peeling paint from something rusty - it convinced me! And I'm still marvelling at the beautiful pattern and colours.