Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Dance of the Butterflies

This morning when I went out to check the gardens the Wind Harp began to sing, breeze from the Northwest.
I breathed deeply. The scent of Autumn was in the breeze. It only lasted for a moment. It told me to pay attention. Summer would soon be over. Time to let the flowers set seed.
A new pair of Swallowtail butterflies came to the back marigolds.
So beautiful as they danced about. He would land for nectar, then she.
I have seen the bee dance. I have seen the birds dance. Today I watched the butterflies dance.
My friend told me I was born on a Blue Moon. I certainly was gifted by Mother Nature today.


Anonymous said...

Dear Q,

I'm awed by your photos!!!! So life like it seems as if we could be dancing too.
Please keep them coming. I'm not so gifted this year, so thank you so much for sharing.

Sprite said...


Dear Q~

Oh, I can almost hear it now, the wind harp playing. I so very much love harp music. I love to listen to harp music at this time of year, with the promise of autumn and the changes of the seasons. I look forward to it smell of autumn. It is one of my favorite smells in my life. I can't wait to smell the cool crisp smells of fall.

The Butterfly dance must have been quite beautiful. I'm so pleased that you experienced that.

So, you were born on a Blue Moon?

I think you are a prime example of the wisdom of this saying. When something happens and someone says "It happens once in a blue moon," they are saying it's rare.

You, my friend - are rare indeed.

Once in a Blue Moon...

You are so special, truly.



Q said...

"Oh what a beautiful morning,
Oh what a beautiful day. I have a beautiful feeling...."

Thank you both! If Mother Nature keeps sending her loveliness my way I will keep trying to take photos! It is fun.

Although I enjoy every season I too am ready for the crisp mornings of Autumn. I love sweaters and hats!

The butterflies brought tears to my eyes. They were so beautiful. I had never seen such a dance of light and joy. I sat on the deck stairs and watched for at least 15 minutes. They fluttered away. They were taken by the breeze.

Thank-you Sprite! I like "rare" rather than "unusual"!

I do think I get along well with the birds and bugs and plants.

What will the gardens show me today? An adventure I bet. Thank you for sharing in it.