I live in South London, in the suburbs, so I'm close to the countryside. I live fairly close to the most amazing place called Mayfield Lavender Farm.....which is really just one massive field full of lavender. It is just a fabulous place to visit and hang out.
I went there today as it was a lovely day and it's only open for 2 more weeks when the lavender will be harvested.
The smell is obviously incredible, and even though it was quite busy it's a very peaceful experience.
I spent a very long time sitting amongst the plants taking a lot of photos and spend about 30 minutes following this beautiful butterfly....I've never seen one this colour before.....
**update** I looked up what this beauty is and its called a "Common Blue".....never seen one before, and it's common in the UK apparently!!