Monday, July 25, 2011

Butterfly

We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.
~Carl Sagan~


Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time.
~Deborah Chaskin~

23 comments:

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Such beautiful creatures. There is concern here that some of our butterflies are decreasing in numbers. There was a butterfly count a couple of weeks ago. Not an easy task! I think the general public were asked to record how many they had seen and where during a particular day. A x

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how neat, Denise... Love the picture---and those quotes are awesome.
Hugs,
Betsy

*Honest Abe said...

Beautiful.

This is our first summer without butterflies.

imac said...

Wonderful, great shot, also like that tree in your Header.

Anything Fits A Naked Man said...

I can't decide which I love more, this gorgeous picture or Carl Sagan's quote! Both are just tremendous. The older I get, the more I realize how precious is our time here. Thanks for the reminder, and for something so beautifully visual to accentuate it!!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What a beautiful butterfly, and such a fitting quote...
We haven't seen as many butterflies this summer, I wonder why that is ?
Lovely,
~Jo

gigihawaii said...

unbelievable photo! Did you take it yourself? If so, give yourself a pat on the back. Great job!

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice shot. I hoped to see these swallowtails a lot today and they flew away before i could get a shot.I went to the beach at a lake and saw 3 varieties in 15 minutes.

Janet said...

Beautiful shot -we don`t seem to have as many butterflies visiting our garden this year,no idea why,I have planted lots of nectar rich plants !

KaHolly said...

STUNNING image!!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a pretty butterfly photo,

Gill

Kay said...

Love LOVE this photo, Denise! What a capture! I've never been able to get a really good close up of a butterfly. I must be too noisy.

The Elephant's Child said...

Truly beautiful. And the quotes with it are excellent. Thanks.

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful butterfly image and wonderful quotes!

eden said...

Beautiful photo and words.

Valerie said...

So much short lived beauty. I love butterflies.

Ann said...

our school plants swan plants for butterflies to lay eggs.

Inday said...

A big WOW ... just imagine Denise how my One year and three months old grand-daughter would roll-round her little mouth to express this word Wow with a resounding grasp. Yes, she does! If only she can see this beautiful butterfly in a large frame!
Wonderful photo header too! Thanks for the visit. (gone for a visit to my specialist today).

i beati said...

pretty provacative !!

diane b said...

Love your header and the butterfly is super. I too will awake later in winter.

Kathy said...

Lovely.

Craver Vii said...

That's a remarkable shot of the butterfly. I like how you can see that design all across its back.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Wonderful shot of a pretty butterfly. I enjoy watching the butterfly flit from flower to flower. They are so graceful and so pretty.