I snapped this photo with my phone at lunch yesterday. It isn’t the best quality because it’s heavily cropped: the butterflies wouldn’t let me get real close.
There were about a half dozen of them all over the privet bushes behind the house, plus some smaller butterflies and lots of honeybees, too. Those bushes are way overgrown and my partner has been itching to cut them back, but I wanted to let them flower first, for the bees. I’m glad we waited. 🙂