I must admit....I can use to this!!! The first month of my four months sabbatical is 'gone' and it's time to look back to my trips in the Provence and the Vosges. In both regions the amount of butterflies were low and near my house in the Vosges I did not find one resting butterfly so I had enough time for other things like gardening.
In the Provence I fortunately found some blue species but the most common blue species of this region were not emerged yet (like Adonis Blue, Provence Chalk-hill Blue, Common Blue). When I walked around one afternoon I found a Black-eyed Blue and while I looked at it a second one came and within a moment they were mating.
Unfortunately it was a stormy afternoon when they were mating and when I checked the photos later I found out that I only had one sharp photo.
The strong wind was a killjoy during my stay. I tried to catch the butterflies with open wings in the morning but it was a challenge for them to open the wings as they got blown away. Most of them left their sleeping place soon to sit on the ground.
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.