Butterfly II

What is it about butterflies that attracts us? Is it their bright colors? Is it the fact that they fly and maybe we secretly would like to do that, too?  Or is it the metamorphosis that occurs as they come into being?  
For me, the answer is all of the above.  What I seem to identify with the most is that metamorphosis, that change, the blossoming and spreading of the wings in order to fly.
I’m still enjoying the new perspective on life as I look for the textures, shapes, and colors in my everyday life, amazed at what I see now that has been so easily overlooked before.  
All it took was that question, “What is the color of your day?”  In this moment, it is red.  The red of this little flower.  And it is green, as in those green leaves.  And it is black and white with a touch of yellow here and a faint bit of red over there.  
My heart is filled with gratitude to be able to witness this.
Linking to Flower Art Friday and Liz 
 

7 Replies to “Butterfly II”

  1. This is so pretty, how awesome that you captured all those colors in one photo. The picture in your header is just as pretty.

    Wonderful words to go with this!

  2. Beautiful butterfly and so perfectly captured! I took so many butterfly shots last year and this year I haven't captured a single one. I cannot tell you why either. Thank you so much for sharing with Flower Art Friday! 🙂

  3. What a beautiful butterfly, and perfectly captured! Even though it's black and white, it looks like an intricate stained glass window – or perhaps a mosaic. The little red flowers set it off perfectly.

  4. What a wonderful photo, Deborah — the composition and colors are fantastic! I loved teaching the butterfly cycle in Kindergarten, something all the kids got excited about. Such beautiful creatures!

  5. Simply GORGEOUS! I love how the red is showing through it's wing! Beautifully focused and composed! Love your words, too! So many times we don't embrace changes, but look what change can do to a caterpillar!!

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