Graceful, varied and enchanting

A butterfly brightens the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco, October 2003

A butterfly brightens the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco, October 2003

“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

Flowers are not only attractive and fragrant; they also draw butterflies to add even more beauty to our lives.  When I was a child I was tempted to catch them, but soon learned from experience that this was not a good thing to do.  Now I try to catch them with my camera lens, a trick that is sometimes quite a challenge, but leaves the butterflies unharmed.

Something about the fluttery movement of butterfly wings fits perfectly with the appeal of a garden in bloom.  It’s as if the sight of their nearly weightless agility lightens our moods, lifting our spirits with a sense of freedom and fun.  Next time you see a butterfly dancing about, take a minute or two to enjoy its air show.  I wish you sunshine today!

This post was originally published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.

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