We had a lovely walk today through the Dalmeny Estate to South Queensferry. Part of the walk is through farmland, the fields glowing golden; part through woodland, all dappled shade and rich in ferns; part by the shore. White butterflies everywhere and the occasional brown butterfly fluttering past, mostly teasingly not letting us identify them (though we did see a Meadow Brown and a Painted Lady) then we found a wonderful overgrown area with a few Painted Ladies and at least 10 Peacock butterflies (see photo below) all feeding on thistles. There were bees, wasps and hoverflies everywhere too and a few swallows, floating around, mostly in the distance. Out on the water we saw a few female eider ducks.
Lucy of Box Elder posted some gorgeous butterfly photos recently, you can see them here.