Thursday, July 8, 2010

Flutter-by

As I was hosing off the chickens' waterer in the backyard this afternoon, a beautiful neon-blue butterfly (maybe a moth?) began to dance around my feet.  I ran inside to grab the camera, hoping to record the amazing color.

She whirled and she swirled, never alighting with her wings open.

You can almost understand the glowing periwinkle in this photo, but not quite.

And when she finally held still, I could see...

...that the other side of her wings was not blue at all, but a gorgeous speckled silk.

Every day I am presented with more wonders of the world.  And for that I am grateful.

1 comment:

The Japanese Redneck said...

Beautiful. I try my best to capture elusive subjects and sometimes it just doesn't work out.