English weather rarely follows any sort of predictable pattern. It’s all jumbly, bumbling around all over the place like a drunken bee in winter.
This year, though, a period of spring-like weather has coincided neatly with the official start to Spring. How very un-British.
Just in these last couple of weeks I’ve already seen 7 species of butterfly – a very good start to the year:
Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Comma, Small White, Brimstone, and Holly Blue.
In sheer celebration of this colourful and rapid emergence of Spring butterflies, here are a few photos taken over the last few days, all on the sun-kissed edges of Summerfields Woods, Hastings: