August 15 – harvesting those oats as the sun went down, moon rising, brown argus butterfly.

I went back to watch the last hour of harvesting those oats (see August 13 Рoats and ladybirds.) There was a glorious sunset and a pale harvest moon rising over the hills.  Earlier on I spotted a brown argus butterfly; although the wings are brown a soft blue sheen sometimes shows up and you can see it on the front raised wing.

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Clouds were coming in fast to the west but to the east, across the Chilterns, the moon was rising in a cloudless sky.

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All photographs copyright Lynne Revette Butler