Thursday, July 23, 2009

A few more from the Butterfly Garden

Butterflies are self propelled flowers.
~R.H. Heinlein~

Maybe that's why I get the same incredible feeling in a butterfly garden as I do in a flower garden.
This is a close-up of one of the butterfly's wings.

I got a kick out of watching this little girl trying to be ever so careful about not stepping on a butterfly she had spotted. She was a really sweet little girl.

But these are flowers that fly and all but sing:
And now from having ridden out desire
They lie closed over in the wind and cling
Where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire.

~Robert Frost~
"Blue-Butterfly Day"
Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.

~Jeffrey Glassberg~

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."

~Hans Christian Anderson~


  1. The little girl really is adorable. Good to see she's a nature lover. ;-)

  2. so very pretty - i love your flutter-by photos!

    i was hoping the little girl wasn't trying to step on them - I'm glad you explained that she wasn't!

  3. It looks like our Red Admiral in one picture but the one with blue wings is marvelous. Wow. I was just looking through some of the butterflies in my collection and I have none this color.

    Lets Make History.

  4. Robert Frost always a Nature Connoisseur and am happy to read all those author's thoughts about the beautiful butterfly: flowers with wings.

    Great photos to delight Denise.

    Happy SWF.

  5. I just love visiting blogs,a great source of wisdom. Reading and commenting, oh what a joy. You show us the different sides and sites of your world. Your blog is full of life and happiness, and a very funny side of you. How I wish I could be fleeting just like your butterfly photos. I have no post today as I am planning for a nice adventure this weekend. I wish you and Greg and the newlyweds great fun and happiness. I will see you around.

  6. It almost look like my dotter, she did the same today, very very careful she lifted up a dead bumblebee and put it out side in the flower beds.

    have I missed the photos of the wedding, i read that you could not show them because they were away and then i was away so are they here somewhere. Maria berg

  7. I really enjoy your beautiful pictures.
    Sunny :)

  8. Great shots Denise. As always you've found such beautiful flowers. The last photo is just perfect.

    (The little girl is adorable.)

  9. Lovely shots of the lilies and the butterflies but I just sat and smiled at the shot of the little girl - a precious portrait!

  10. How lovely is that kid and all butterflies!Great post Denise!
    God bless you

  11. Words and pictures - wonderful combination!

  12. You find such wonderfully matching verses for your beaut photos.

  13. I am very glad that have found your blog! Fine and surprising photos!

  14. Beautiful garden! I also love the quote at the end of this article.