Monday, August 7, 2017

Eastern Swallowtail and Friend

And friend....

Happiness is a butterfly, when if pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
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Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Nathaniel Hawthorne
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49 comments:

  1. Beautiful, and how better is it to see an individual butterfly that a enclosure full of them.

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    1. Thanks, Andrew. He was a gorgeous guy:)

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  2. Ephemeral magic. I do love flutterbyes. Thank you.

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  3. What amazing photos. Your camera took really great photos of the swallowtail and friend. They brightened my day.

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. I'm glad. You brighten mine on a regular basis.

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  4. Gorgeous photos and quote, thanks for sharing. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them, my friend. Off now to see where we've gone on our walk:)

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  5. Wonderful pictures and quote at the end.
    I once wrote a poem entitled "Fragile As A Butterfly.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I bet your poem is beautiful, Yvonne.

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  6. May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun.
    And find your shoulder to light on.
    To bring you luck, happiness and riches.
    Today, tomorrow and beyond.
    An Irish Blessing; Author Unknown

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    1. What a lovely blessing.
      I thank you:)

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  7. Beautiful pictures, well done for capturing them :-)

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    1. Thanks, Annalisa. They were posing for me:)

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  8. Those are really beautiful butterflies.

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    1. Thanks, Alex. I certainly enjoyed them.

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  9. Great photos. So very cool to see the butterflies up close

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  10. One tried to land on me yesterday. It must've thought I was a flower.

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  11. Great shots. Really enjoying the day at your bay.

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  12. What lovely pics Sandra! A great way to start off a Monday. I remember a few years ago when a yellow butterfly actually landed on my finger and hung out awhile. That's when I really started paying attention to the beauty of butterflies. Happy Monday! Hugs...

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    1. Aw. That would definitely be a Kodak moment, Ro.
      Hugs back,

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  13. So beautiful. I always enjoy when they sweep through the garden, kissing the flowers.

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  14. Love the pictures and we have a butterfly bush and have butterflies and bees all around them. Yesterday, our pussy cat, Lucy, who stays on our property and never takes off, was outside and right I. Front of me, caught this butterfly! I thought for sure the butterfly was toast but it got away and flew away I am happy to say.

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    1. Aren't butterfly bushes great?
      Glad you butterfly survived. Monster Kitty caught one too the other day. I had to pry it out of his mouth. Surprisingly it managed to fly away.

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  15. Silver-spotted Skipper was the friend.Looks like some good nectar at your blooms

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    1. Thanks, Steve! I was wondering what it was.

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  16. I used to see such great creatures of God when I was a child, in my grandparents' garden Flying over brilliant flowers and landing for a couple of seconds on them.
    Now all is gone - grandparents, garden, flowers and butterflies.
    Thank you for a, for me, a melancholic reminder of my youth!
    Have a lovely week!

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    1. I'm sorry they're gone, Carmen:)
      Wishing you good memories.

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  17. Nice shots, great flowers to draw them in!

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  18. So pretty. I love it when I step outside with the dogs and a butterfly flits by.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Though mine is stepping outside with dog and cats:)

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    2. I took Franklin to the vet today for his wellness exam. They had a black kitty who needs a home. Franklin begged me to adopt him. I had to say no.

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  19. how cool is this !!!!! nice capture Sandra !!! ☺☺♥♥

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  20. So pretty! There are so many poetic things we can say about butterflies. They're beautiful and free. One landed on my shoulder once, though, and I swear it HURT. Nobody believed me!

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  21. Sounds like there's a story to be written about that encounter, Steph:)

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  22. Butterflies are lovely to see.
    Enjoyed your photographs Sandra, thanks.

    All the best Jan

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  23. Such beautiful pictures Sandra!! We use to have a butterfly bush! I want another one! We use to get so many butterflies in! I miss that! Thanks for a lovely post! Big Hugs!

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  24. Oh my! Splendid! How gorgeous to have that and to get such amazing photos. Bravo!

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