Monday, March 1, 2010

Butterflies

I love butterflies; sometimes they visit me.  You might remember how much I loved the film "Bright Star"?  One of my favorite scenes is the room of butterflies.  It's magic and beautiful and a wonder.  Jane Campion is brilliant and must be part fairy or something to visualize and create such breathtaking scenes in her films.



And I've seen some lovely butterfly images around 'the land' lately: here and here and here.

And I love this one taken by my daughter. . .

 (I've always suspected that butterflies (like fireflies) are secretly fairies ^.^, haven't you?)

I have this hanging next to my bed
(somtimes I feel guilty about this, but I'm told they are only taken after they pass on naturally) . .


and it's one of the first things I see in the morning when I wake up.

I recently heard that the Ft. Worth Botanic Garden is having a butterfly display this month and that hundreds of butterflies will be released into the conservatory area.  I think we must go.


8 comments:

Valula Hedgehog said...

Hi there,

I have only recently discovered your blog and have to say that I'm loving it!

Your post reminded me of a visit we made last summer, to the Butterfly House at Chester Zoo in the UK, it was magical. I think I enjoyed it every bit as much as the kids. It was fantastic to see such beautiful creatures up close but then to have them land on us was incredibly special. So, if there's going to be one near you, go for it - you'll love it!!

Emma

From All Stitched Up said...

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Pom Pom said...

I liked the line in You've Got Mail. You know, the butterfly in the subway on her way to Bloomingdale's to buy a hat?

smith kaich jones said...

Here after reading your comment on my blog - thank you! - which is so full of truth and which started my brain "to thinking" as my mother would say. And, well, serendipity. I've never seen Bright Star but it is sitting in an as-yet unopened Netflix envelope next to the tv. :)

I'll be back!
Debi

Jessica said...

This is just the weirdest thing!!! I swear! I just watched You've Got Mail last night fot the millionth time (my comfort movie) and was just thinking about the line that Pom Pom mentioned. So funny. Birds of a feather...... I tell you!

I've almost posted a comment here 3 times but I kept getting distracted-- had to go visit your commentor's blogs. ~SMILE~

Thank you for linking to me. You are the sweetest! The kids and I are so excited about our little butterfly adventure but most importantly just about seeing you! WE CAN HARDLY WAIT!

"Once I read a story about a butterfly in the subway, and today, I saw one! It got on at 42nd and off at 59th, where, I assume, it was going to Bloomingdales to buy a hat that will turn out to be a mistake, as almost all hats are." You've Got Mail

Gigi said...

Birds of a feather indeed! And what nice birds ;-)!

Karen said...

I've been noticing butterflies lately, too, like the one from last Tuesday here: http://blogdelanine.blogspot.com/

Lovely pictures! Maybe I should go visit the Butterfly Pavilion we have in town.
Karen

wayside wanderer said...

Oh, this is the first post I've read on your blog. You must live in tx (as do I) and I must look into the butterfly exhibit. I love all things butterflies and enjoy raising them in the summertime. There is something so magically wonderful about their transformation that gives me bright hope. These displays you have are breathtaking!

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