I was busy cooking earlier when I saw butterflies through the kitchen window and I couldn't leave what I was doing.
Earlier, when the grand daughters needed me, I saw a wood pigeon having a bath in the bird bath. Two collared doves were sitting ridiculously on the bird feeder stand, trying without success to find a way onto the sunflower seed container and the fat ball. That would have made the perfect snap.
Yesterday a squirrel ran along the back fence. However, if I were to open the back door, all wild life would panic and disappear.
I had half an hour to spare before work. I could have spent it blogging or I could have read the new book I was about to begin.
I decided to get my camera and to lie low in the garden. As usual, not a creature in sight. Just then, a butterfly fluttered over the hedge. Why didn't I have my camera open? It went further down the garden and landed on a flower! My perfect snap! This was further down the garden and I would need to scramble down the rockery and would probably risk breaking my neck as well as the camera. I went the long way round. It was sitting perfectly still on a flower. I took aim ........ Blast! It knew I wanted a picture and I'm sure it was laughing at me as it flittered back over the hedge. The birds were around as they were chattering in the trees but did not come into the garden.
I heard the dreaded clock chime the hour. I had to leave for work and marveled at just how quickly half an hour goes by.
I reluctantly left, and noticed there were bluebottles in the house because I had left the back door open!
I did take one picture while waiting for wild life in the garden though, as I got bored! I hope you don't mind a photo of my washing while you are waiting for my perfect photo of a butterfly on a flower!