Last year I did the Butterfly Count and was amazed at the number of butterflies I had visiting the garden. So I have just done my first for this year. Only 1 to record which is a bit sad but will do it again later today and within the next few days. It involves sitting for 15 minutes to record the butterflies you see. Whilst there was not much happening today it gave me time to contemplate on how things are now over 3 years since David died. I never forget him and this corner of the garden is where I sit to count butterflies and to just think! There is a lot of sadness but at the same the joy that this corner belonged to us. The roses were set up at the very beginning of his illness and I keep it much as it was then. Some of his ashes are there so I feel very close. www.bigbutterflycount.org It would be lovely to hear from others who are doing this count - it helps track what is happening in the environment!