A hot summer's day. Down in beach, mooching around the little pools left in the rocks by the ebbing tide. Come rockpooling with La Duchessa ...
We call these urchins "bloodsuckers" though they probably have a really fancy Latin name.
I don't remember ever seeing them displaying their fancy fronds, but La Duchesse caught them dressed in their finery when out rockpooling.
A couple of limpits thrown in to mix things up a bit!
And talking of beauty in nature ...
... a Painted Lady butterfly feeding off the nectar on one of our buddleia bushes.
A la perchoine.