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Every little thing is magic ....

Lisa's butterfly

When I'm not in my studio painting, or photographing/ sketching wildlife out in the field, a large chunk of my " leisure time " is spent just simply observing wildlife. This can either be during my downtimes at home in my gardens and local walks, or during wildlife holidays and rambles further afield.
There's just nothing more wonderful for me than being out in the fresh air, its not just the wildlife that make me feel great, it's the flora too!.
Often overlooked, plants play an important role in wildlife preservation. Every flower, every leaf, every particle of soil and every slither of wood, they all play a part in the delicate balance of life!.
The whole of it ( including ourselves) are all entwined and connected in subtle but important ways.

Plants are so cool :)
What may seem like " just another leaf " to us at first glance, could have been a perfect little comfy resting spot for a butterfly ten minutes earlier.
And a curled up leaf could become a perfect water hole for a visiting thirsty hoverfly!.
I'm forever in awe of nature and its wonderful and intricate far reaching facets, I suspect many of which we have yet to discover, and understand.

I hope you are all enjoying your time spent outdoors this summer as much as I am, the world is still a sublimely beautiful place isn't it!