Hard to believe, but both of these photos were taken on the same December day.
We saw this solitary butterfly sunning itself on a south-facing bank whilst we were out walking. It looks a bit tatty, as well it might at this time of year. I can’t think that there would be much nectar around for it, unless there is some late ivy still flowering somewhere.
In contrast, this single leaf was frozen into some of the last of the snow that fell in late November. It was lying in a shady hollow, which obviously doesn’t get any sun on these short winter days.
One winter day, one very late butterfly, and one frozen leaf.