That first orienteering event in Swindale took place through a downpour. The next event, at Simpson Ground , was on a beautiful day, although I heard competitors complaining: horrible, too much grot. They were in plantation with brashings. I was out in the open with flowers and butterflies. There are rare occasions when the light is perfect for photographing butterflies and you can hardly go wrong. Knapweed attracted a brood of small skipper and I was eager to improve images I’d recently taken at Smardale. I had recently seen them at Smardale and hoped to improve my photographs
Jan Wiltshire is a writer and naturalist living in Cumbria. She take photographs.