19 September 2010

monarch

perhaps i just haven't had time to notice, but this is the first monarch butterfly i've seen this year. on this overcast, cool morning, he was lingering in the yard, flying clumsily from flower to flower, and i wondered if he had only recently emerged from his chrysalis. i watched him for a long while, striking orange against the green leaves and golden flowers, until he flitted upward and flew away.

13 comments:

Tara said...

•*¨*•.♥.•*¨*•

A friend of mine likes to think of butterflies as dearly missed loved ones coming down from heaven to say hello.

May you see more of these beautiful creatures.

•*¨*•.♥.•*¨*•

chris said...

Tara: thanks for that lovely thought. now i hope i see more, too!

Myself said...

what a great picture!!

Deborah said...

Beautiful picture! I love Tara's comment too, I'll have to try and remember that come next butterfly season...

Angel @ Finding The Inspiring said...

What a gorgeous photo! Butterflies are lovely creatures that inspire me with thoughts of God's ability to transform us all into something beautiful.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Monarchs have been in short supply around here, too. I went out to photograph one, but it stayed on the opposite side of each flower it visited. Sigh.

Scarlet waters said...

Hi...I've been following your blog. It's a breath of fresh air, really.

Thanks for always sharing.:P

Tara said...

Thank you for the inspiration ❤❤❤

Here is a little piece dedicated to spirits and butterflies ...

http://making-it-complicated.blogspot.com/2010/09/heavenly-spirits.html

andigirl said...

Beautiful words and photograph -- perfection!

Nora said...

It always makes me happy to see a butterfly. They are so frivolous looking, like Marilyn Monroe and just as valuable.

Mormon Girl said...

That is really, really pretty. i love butterflies. there are a few in my backyard that are huge!
And Tara's thought was really sweet too.

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-yumi-

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Oh' that flower was so cool! This is the first time I saw like that. Anyway, thanks for sharing this post. I enjoyed reading it.

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