Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Rural Ramblings - A Butterfly in Winter
What a surprise we had the other morning when we found our peacock friend on the windowledge! We have a woodburning stove in the sitting room and the day before, had been bringing logs over from the wood store outside and stacking it in the inglenooks at the side of the fire. This beautiful fella had been hibernating amongst the wood and been reawakened due to the increased temperature. After enjoying his presence for a little while, John took him over to the steading (barn) in a lunch box and placed him amongst the hay. He looks like a dead leaf when his wings are closed tight. He is safe there until the days get warmer.