Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Amazing Wings!

This beautiful butterfly was on the brick wall beside the garage this morning.  Its wings were heavy with raindrops.  It tried to fly, but to no avail.  So, I gently carried it to the pansy bed, thinking that the last fluttering should be under the purple "umbrella."  This afternoon I walked over to the pansies, expecting to find a lifeless shape. It wasn't there!   I would like to think that it was taking a brief respite from the Spring rain earlier and, then, it went on its way.  Fly high and  thanks for the Kodak memory!

6 comments:

Michelle Lisle said...

Marilyn I think that has to be the most beautiful butterfly I've ever seen. We had a similar experience with a dragonfly,it landed on my hanging basket and I thought it might have died as it was motionless for quite some time but when I came back a little while later it was gone. And not on the ground.I think you're right, I think even the beauties of nature need some respite before they can continue on their way. Thanks for the beautiful picture.

Michelle

Suz said...

Oh I have seen one of those myself..they are magical to behold
I saw mine on a pathlight..light shining through its wings...
and thanks for grabbing your camera

Jorgelina said...

Beautiful butterfly !

Mac n' Janet said...

Lovely, but not a butterfly, it's a Luna Moth.

sharajj said...

That's a lunar moth. They are so beautiful and have a lovely name to go with them. Your picture is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing :)

Kristin_Texas said...

Oh, wow. I've never seen a luna moth before. It looks like something that came out of Rivendell or somewhere! :p

It's just too pretty for words.

Kristin