Yesterday, together with Bas I visited the beautiful Eifel region again with the mission to find the Chalkhill Blue (Polyommatus coridon) and some other rare butterflies. We found some hundreds of the Chalkhill Blue butterflies but unfortunately we had some bad luck with the weather. Shortly after arrival it became very dark in the distance and with some drizzling rain, some sunlight and a rainbow I made the last detail photos.
With the dark clouds a lot of heavy rain and wind came too. We decided to stay and to hide under the umbrella above the photo stuff. The heavy rain stopped after fifteen minutes, the stormy wind continued. The majority of the butterflies were resting below or in the grass; I found one male resting between a flower bud in the grass. With my beanbag and angle finder I was lying in the wet grass; due to the wind almost all the raindrops on/in the grass were gone.
After a while the sun was shining every now and than and most of the butterflies became active again. Catching a male with open blue wings became a mission impossible and after a while we decided to return to the car. Due to the heavy rain the lowest part of the small road to exit the area was transformed into a mud pool and my car was gliding through the mud and it still has the colour of mud.....
You’re here in my head,
Like the sun coming out,
Ooh, I just know that something good is gonna happen.
© Kate Bush