“Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.” ~ Vladimir Nabokov
Good Sunday morning, dear friends. It is a pretty morning here in our West Virginia hills. Hopefully, it is where you are as well.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could stop time, for just a few days? It passes way too quickly and in a blink, it will be autumn. But meanwhile, let us enjoy this season. To me, one of the sweetest things to accompany summer is the butterfly. They are beautiful, delightful to watch, and bring us smiles.
There was a blue butterfly painted
And each morning we tried who should reach the
Then the Grandmother said: “Do not eat the poor
That made us laugh.
Always she said it and always it started us laughing.
It seemed such a sweet little joke.
I was certain that one fine morning
The butterfly would fly out of our plates,
Laughing the teeniest laugh in the world,
And perch on the Grandmother’s lap.”
Melanargia galathea / le Demi-Deuil (mâle / male) a species of Lepidoptera ~ Causse Méjean, France.
Argynnis pandora, Le Cardinal (Femelle, Female). ~ Causse Méjean, France.
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ~ Maya Angelou
“Butterflies are but petals upon the sky.” ~
“…and when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.” ~
“A butterfly is a flying flower with a dancing heart.” ~
Dear friends, I hope my amazing little garden buddies have brought you a few rays of sunshine as you begin your day.
“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
Have a beautiful day!
Images: via tumblr