Saturday, July 24, 2010

...self propelled flowers...

butterflies are self propelled flowers.
R.H. Heinlein
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
just like the butterfly,
i too
will awaken
in my
own time.
Deborah Chaskin
there is a
sadness that
comes over me
when driving down
my country road
and i hit a butterfly.
i will actually slow down
if i am given enough
warning of the little
beings presence.
crazy i know.
but they are
here for such
a short time...
light + objects = shadows
take flight on
butterfly wings and join us at
may you experience
the stillness of a butterfly
on your shoulder today.
just BE.
robin.

18 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

I sooooo know what yer talkin about, that's why I always have a line behind me...a butterfly's life is fleeting...why rush it! I hit a big ol' dragon fly the other day and felt remorse...it's a good thing to care about the wee things in life!

Congrats on the test...are you trying to tell me something...ha...I know I need help of some sort, especially with the tools of the trade...ha!

Hey Tilda...muddy tootsies this week, is it ever gonna stop raining!

Later sistas

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

What a perfect moment captured beautifully. This is a truly striking shot, thankyou for sharing it and your lovely words.

Jeffrey said...

Self propelled flowers are hearty beautiful...there presence in nature makes it alive ...learn to live like butterfly and the happiness is yours.... Flowers

Paula Scott said...

What an amazing 'catch'! I am envious that you have Monarchs in your area. We have them in Hawaii. I miss them.
Love the banner too. Very SSSish!

Ralph said...

This is such a lovely view from above - the butterfly slowing down to pick just the right flower to land upon. Delicate beauty from above and below...

Tom Hilton said...

Lovely shot.

Sylvia K said...

What an exquisite shadow shot and the perfect, beautiful words to go with it! Such a delightful post for the day, Robin! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

frayedattheedge said...

This is a lovely shot - the butterfly so sharp and clear against the soft leaves. I don't think you're crazy to slow down for butterflies - perhaps the world would be a better place if we all valued the life of even little things like butterflies!

BLOGitse said...

What a beautiful post!
Happy SSS weekend!

anka said...

Beautiful shadows! Love the butterfly.

Cassie said...

Love is like a butterfly...sounds like a song!! Pretty ShadowShot.

EG Wow said...

Love this quote. Sweet photo!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

butterfly
seeking sweet comfort—
Queen Anne’s Lace

Greyscale Territory said...

A very beautiful butterfly with strongly patterned colour prettily "sitting" on a bed of shadows! And love your words! In my case, I have to often slow down with so many birds flying across the road!

Hey Harriet said...

Butterlies are self propelled flowers? I LOVE that! I must remember that one!

It seems wrong somehow that these beautiful harmless creatures have such a short time on this earth. I think they do make the most of their precious time here though! A wonderful shadowy capture! Enjoy the rest of your weekend Robin :)

Mrs. M @ TLC said...

beautiful photo. beautiful words.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a fantastic shot.. the butterfly floating above the flower.

And the verse is perfect.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Lovely.