Although the astronomical summer already a few weeks there is, we haven’t noticed anything. Our weather could very well be the same as during the Spring, or even Autumn. Yesterday, I’ve been witnessing quite some downpoor here at nieuwegein, and we will not even start about last Monday…

The one thing that reminds us of the fact it should be nice out there is the life outside, and last Friday I found quite a nice example of that.


If anyone knows what species this is, please post a comment.

Update: Some research showed me that it is in fact the most common butterfly in Europe!
We Dutchies know it as an “Atalanta“, in English speaking countries they know it as a “Red Admiral“.
The latin name is “Vanessa atalanta“, which makes absolutely no sense to me at all.
Below a nice picture which is not made by me.