Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I took a walk... Part 2 (Butterflies)

I have a good excuse for taking so long to post these butterfly photos I promised last week ... 

I was busy turning a whole year older and celebrating Easter surrounded by my kids. 

Most of these butterflies have flitted off to more colorful lands..
I'm glad I captured them when I did! 

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."

Maya Angelou

"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies."

Author Unknown

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly."

Richard Bach

"Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."

Nathaniel Hawthorne

"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough." 

Rabindranath Tagore

"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."

Richard Buckminster Fuller

"Butterflies are self propelled flowers."

R.H. Heinlein

"We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever."

Carl Sagan

"How does one become a butterfly?" she asked. "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."



  1. they are beautiful. love those buckeyes!

    and happy, happy birthday to you!!! :)

    1. Thank you so much!! I'm starting to feel like every time I blink I'm having a birthday!

  2. Beautiful shots. Love the quotes, too. I've seen a few butterflies flitting around here, but I have yet to be able to catch up to them. Hopefully it will be a long season so I can get a few shots in before we're graced with snow again.

    1. These were lucky shots. The butterflies have been busy, busy, busy here, too! I hope some slow down for you!

  3. the photos are beautiful. the photos with quotes is awesome. great post.

  4. Gorgeous!

    Happy belated birthday!

  5. Excellent pictures!! Good job!!

    Salut from Barcelona


  6. Fabulous butterfly shots!

  7. NICE!!!! I saw a moth the other day - first one of the spring. Butterflies will be a while in coming I think. Thanks for sharing these. They are lovely!


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