The Adonis blue

L Argus bleu céleste
The Adonis blue

English version below the pictures

Ma plus jeune fille, Isabelle,  qui vit dans le Kent en Angleterre par la mer aime marcher sur les collines de craie entre Dover et Folkestone. Elle aime tous les êtres vivants, les animaux et les plantes. Vous souvenez-vous des photos de taureaux qu’elle a prises dans les prairies de ces collines publiées ici il y a quelque temps.

Cette fois, elle m’a récemment envoyé une photo d’un papillon splendide: l’ Argus bleu céleste . C’est un papillon plutôt petit et seul le mâle est bleu. La femelle est brune. Cette espèce commune en France est plutôt rare en Angleterre et située au sud dans les prairies crayeuses, liées à des espèces végétales telles que l’ hippocrépide chevelu, la coronille bigarrée et le lotus corniculatus. Sur la deuxième photo, nous voyons une fleur jaune de cette famille de plantes ( fabacaea ou légumineuses ).

On peut imaginer l’ émotion à trouver cette beauté à la fois si discrète et si brillante ….et de réussir à la photographier. Cela méritait bien une entrée , non ? La Création est une merveille .
bel argus 2017
argus et lotus corniculatus
Photos Isabelle Fauquet May 2017

My youngest daughter, Isabelle,  who lives in Kent in England by the sea, loves to walk on the chalk hills between Dover and Folkestone . She loves all living beings, animals and plants. Do you remember the photos of bulls she took in the grassland on those hills posted here some time ago?

This time she sent recently  to me a photo of a splendid butterfly : the Adonis blue . This is a rather small butterfly and only the male is blue .The female is brown . This specie common in France is rather rare in England and located in the south in the chalk grasslands linked to vegetal species such  horseshow vetch , crown vetch and lotus corniculatus . On the second picture we see a yellow flower of this family of plants ( fabaceae)

We can imagine the emotion to find this beauty both so discrete and so shining ! … and to succeed a picture of it. This deserved  an entry  , no?   The Creation is a wonder.

2 Isabelle au jardin
Isabelle in the garden March 2017

Advertisements

About fauquetmichel

Pour une nouvelle aventure ?
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

52 Responses to The Adonis blue

  1. Heartafire says:

    Nature is so amazing and surprising! Lovely photographs. Michel, my blog was hacked, I have a new address https://houseofheartweb.wordpress.com/

  2. cocosangel says:

    That is a beautiful blue butterfly. No wonder it is rare.

  3. Beautiful butterfly. It glows. 🙂

  4. Que c’est beau, Michel! Je crois que j’ai vu le même papillon à Hong Kong. Félicitation à la photographier!

  5. What a lovely butterfly. Thank you for sharing with us. Nature has much beauty to offer us.
    Hope all is well with you and Janine. Hugs.

  6. blb1 says:

    How fortunate Isabelle is! By the yellow flower it looked like a butterfly we have around here, that orange and brown.
    Hope you and Janine have recovered yourself and home to where you feel comfortable once again.

  7. neilc693 says:

    Those are the ones that Vladimir Nabokov was interested in!
    http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2011/02/nabokovs-blues/

    • Thank you Neil for your important contribution to this entry by letting us know the work of Novokov on the Lycaenidaes blue. It is interesting to know at the origin they come by migration from Asia to America via Beiring Strait. Nabokov was both a novelist and a scientist. ( it’s rare )

  8. murisopsis says:

    Very nice photo! It is always a treat to discover a familiar thing in an unexpected place!

  9. I do remember the bulls! 🙂
    And these are beautiful photos! That butterfly is stunning! 🙂
    Like Isabelle, I love to walk and observe nature! You never know what you’re going to see! Recently, I’ve seen butterflies (which I love), bees, lizards, birds, and bunny rabbits! 🙂
    Prayers are continuing for you and Janine. For healing, for safety, and for recovery from your recent trauma.
    (((HUGS))) and ❤ 🙂

  10. judyrutrider says:

    It certainly is blog worthy! The charm of your blog is its portrait of bucolic village life.

  11. Zakiah says:

    I am sure she was not only surprised, but also became nostalgic and homesick for her motherland.
    Hope you and Janine are doing well.
    Love,
    Zakiah.

    • Thanks Zakiah we are recovering .
      About my daughter in England , she loves the area where she lives because it is surrounded of hills and sea shore keeping their wldness . She loves to walk there . But of course she is also happy when she come back our home

  12. Barbara Lenhard says:

    That is magnificent. Such a beautiful color!

  13. weggieboy says:

    Love the bus! Once I was walking across a hot parking lot when a tiger swallowtail butterfly landed on my glasses and drank sweat by my eye. It was a magical moment that made work that day special.

  14. What a lovely, tiny blue butterfly. I too, look for different creatures that fly through my yard and amazed at what one can see when they are still. Thanks for you and Isabella sharing. Enjoy the weekend. Ours will all of a sudden be hot (85F-90F). Planting veggie garden this a.m. ……. Marilyn ❤

    • We had a hot week end too after rain and thunderstorms the previous days . This rain is welcome because the earth was really thirsty. The vegetables are goig to soar ! 🙂

  15. julie essex says:

    I love watching butterflies in my little garden , those are beautiful butterflies that your daughter has capture in her photographs

  16. Marion Manson says:

    Nature is a marvel!! I do remember the photo of the bull Isabelle took. This butterfly is really stunning – such a vivid blue! 🙂

  17. Carole says:

    Superbe papillon, merci Isa et Papa de nous en faire profiter.Ils deviennent de plus en plus rare. Passez une bonne journée je vous embrasse

  18. grannysgotablog says:

    Oh how beautiful Michel. What a wonderful place to be.

  19. grannysgotablog says:

    I can comment but can not get into my blog so when I see your blog posts on face book I will com here and comment. Tim and I are getting healthy again and doing better.

  20. puffpop says:

    Your daughter inherited your love of nature and beauty…And the beauty of nature from you. Life is much better for us who can discern the beauty that surrounds us in creation …
    Love always,
    votre amie
    Francoise

  21. AM says:

    L’Argus bleu céleste. Oui en effet, de la merveille en notre Univers!
    Un beau dimanche nous vous souhaitons de Nidau ensoleillée,
    AM&Johann

  22. L. Marie says:

    What beautiful photographs! Thank you for posting the photo of the Adonis blue. How beautiful he is!
    Your friend,
    Linda

  23. bernard25 says:

    Bonjour ou bonsoir MICHEL pas joli ce matin en ANGLETERRE toutes mes condoléances et courage au peuple Britannique
    S’il existe un sentiment
    Pas toujours perçu a sa juste valeur, c’est bien l’amitié

    Elle est beaucoup plus sincère et profonde

    Que la simple camaraderie

    Redonne souvent de l’espoir quand la vie est difficile
    L’amitié ne s’épanouit de respect et d’honnêteté
    Voila donc pourquoi, jouir de ton amitié
    D’une personne comme toi, est un immense privilège
    Que rien au monde ne serait remplacer
    Je te souhaite une belle et agréable journée ou soirée

    Je te fais de Gros Bisous.

    Bernard

  24. Larry says:

    Truly these are lovely pictures taken by Isabelle, Michel! Hope all is well with you and the family, mom ami! Cheers!

  25. Larry says:

    Thank you Michel for both your comments, including your kind birthday wishes to me, I do appreciate it! Continued good health and happiness to you and your family! Cheers!

  26. suester7 says:

    What a pretty butterfly!

    And Isabelle looks very satisfied in the garden!

  27. Lavinia Ross says:

    The Adonis Blue your daughter photographed is very beautiful, Michel. It is wonderful to meet people with a love of nature and the world around them. 🙂

  28. Peggy says:

    What a gorgeous butterfly!!

  29. mlbncsga says:

    yes, the Adonis blue is certainly worth a post! I love watching butterflies and also the dragon flies, do you have dragon flies in Amiens? ILYM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s