This Tiger Swallowtail visited one of the vines in my yard in the late afternoon. It had suffered a tear to its left hind wing, probably as the result of a bird bite. Fortunately, it was one of the lucky ones that got away, and this didn’t hamper its movement as it gracefully fluttered from flower to flower sipping nectar. Watching this beautiful butterfly was one of the highlights of my day.
“There’s no need to be perfect to inspire others. Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.” ~Unknown
“All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful; the Lord God made them all.”
~ Cecil Francis Alexander
“… find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson
A few butterflies that I’ve spotted this spring.
“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.” ~Albert Einstein
“Little things do make a difference. Can you imagine a world without butterflies?” ~Katrina Mayer
Every day in Northwest Tennessee we are seeing gradual signs that Spring is on its way.
“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ~Rachel Carson
After viewing a series of photos that I took of this butterfly back in October, I decided to post them in animated motion. The butterfly looks very graceful as it dances around the flower gathering nectar.
“Do a loony-goony dance ‘cross the kitchen floor. Put something silly in the world that ain’t been there before.” ~Shel Silverstein