This butterfly –  the Small White –  loves my lavender. Taken today with the Nikon D3000.


Thanks for looking.


All the best to you and yours for 2018.


Butterflies & Moths

Small White


I love it when I learn something new.

All my life -I’m nearly 62 now – I’ve been calling this common white butterfly a cabbage moth. I took these pictures the other day and I thought I should find out if it really was a moth. As I suspected, it’s not.


Wikipedia says…

Pieris rapae, the small white, is a small- to medium-sized butterfly species of the whites-and-yellows family Pieridae. It is also known as the small cabbage white and in New Zealand, simply as white butterfly….

It is widespread and populations are found across Europe, North Africa, Asia, South America, and Great Britain. It has also been accidentally introduced to North America, Australia and New Zealand.


My dad was a great one for growing vegetables. I can recall one weekend, when these mo… er… cabbage whites were really troublesome, he employed a few of us kids in their destruction. Armed with tennis rackets, we got lots of exercise. Feels so very wicked, now.

I can’t believe it’s nearly the weekend again already! I have worked really hard on my revision this week and am still loving Taniel. That must be a good sign.

I had my quarterly checkup this morning. The nurse started me on a new Annual Plan which means I get 3 free physio sessions and 2 podiatry visits during 2017. Last year, physio did wonders for my sore hips and included acupuncture. I ended up paying for two extra visits as I did need more treatment. I can’t imagine having that sort of pain for any length of time. It was horrible.

Unfortunately, I’ve ignored exercise and diet since my last checkup and am now the weight I was several years ago. But, I’m starting again with the usual resolutions. Before signing off on the nurse’s report the doctor checked a couple of spots on my face. Since they have irregular edges, she is going to chop one out next Thursday and have it checked. I’ve been slack with the sunscreen – despite knowing the dangers or UV. I reckon it’s just a sunspot though.

Thanks for reading and do have a great weekend.  🙂



Butterflies & Moths

Small White:Pieris rapae