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Butterflies will always look beautiful, no matter what the angle. ~ Anthony T. Hincks



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


The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity. ~ George Carlin

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The butterfly is a flying flower,
The flower a tethered butterfly.
~ Ponce Denis Ecouchard Le Brun


A fallen blossom
returning to the bough, I thought —
But no, a butterfly.
― Arakida Moritake, Traditional Japanese Poetry: An Anthology


“Butterflies are not insects,” Captain John Sterling said soberly. “They are self-propelled flowers.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls

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. ~ Irish Blessing


There is just something about butterflies; they’re really difficult to capture, at least for me, in the wild.  But bring them to a Butterfly Pavillion and they become more docile, more tame, more willing.  This was one of a series of shots taken at The Desert Botanical Garden last fall.  They were stunning to shoot in morning light, warming their wings after a (relatively) cool evening.  One of God’s most beautiful creatures.