Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Butterfly Exhibit

 

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Butterfly Wishes
Yesterday a butterfly
Came floating gently through the sky.
He soared up through the atmosphere
Then drifted close enough to hear.
I said, "I'd love to fly with you
And sail around the way you do.
It looks like it would be such fun
To fly up toward the summer sun.
But I have not your graceful charm.
I haven't wings, just these two arms.
I've been designed to walk around.
My human feet must touch the ground.
Then magically he spoke to me
and told me what his wish would be.
He said, "What I'd love most to do
Is walk upon God's Earth with you,
To squish it's mud between my toes
Or touch my finger to my nose.
I'd love just once to walk around
With human feet to touch the ground,
But I have not two legs that swing,
I haven't arms, just these two wings."
And so we went our separate ways
In wonder and surprise.
For we'd both seen God's precious gifts
Through someone else's eyes.
Author Unknown

LG_Large_Butterfly

 

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LG_Monarch3

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LG_Postman

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Welcome Summer,
Lona

 

12 comments:

Nadezda said...

Lona, wonderful exhibit and all these butterflies "have graceful charm". I love this poem!

Darla said...

I see out State Butterfly, Florida..the Zebra Longwing....these are all beautiful, even the tattered ones..

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Lona,

These are just stuning photos of butterflies.

Eileen

Patsy said...

Lovely and different parade of butterflies.

The Sage Butterfly said...

What a real treat! All of them are so beautiful. I love how you captured different aspects of them.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Just lovely, I think butterflies are such a work of art. What beauties.

scottweberpdx said...

Absolutely beauitful! Your photos make me miss seeing Monarchs.

Stephanie said...

God created many beautiful butterflies. You have some of them here :-D

Joe Todd said...

Stunning photos...

Balisha said...

What a beautiful welcome to summer.
Balisha

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lona girl I have never seen a blogger more blessed with amazing butterflies as you ! and of course there are those roses too ! .. I haven't seen different ones here in ages except for the Red Admiral I think .. but then again .. I never saw the Black Swallowtail that left it precious baby behind either ! Hope to find another gift later this summer : )
Joy

Kathleen said...

I love butterfly exhibits! We have a pavilion nearby which has a big conservatory for them. They also keep chrysalis hanging on boards so you can watch them hatch out. It's always an interesting visit.