14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day
Tawny Coster (Acraea violae)

To the love-struck romantics and everyone who celebrate St Valentine's Day, have a wonderful and memorable evening with your loved ones.  Here's a pair of Tawny Costers (Acraea violae) in flagrante delicto.

The rose is red, the violet's blue,
The honey's sweet, and so are you.
Thou art my love and I am thine;
I drew thee to my Valentine:
The lot was cast and then I drew,
And Fortune said it shou'd be you.
from Gammer Gurton's Garland (1784)