Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Backyard Butterflies

I hope that you all enjoy these beautiful butterflies as much as I do...

And perhaps this goes against the "wordlessness" of this Wednesday post, but I wanted to share just a few quotes these creatures have inspired:

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies. ~ Author Unknown

I saw a poet chase a butterfly in a meadow. He put his net on a bench where a boy sat reading a book. It's a misfortune that it is usually the other way round. ~ Karl Kraus

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine. ~ Jeffrey Glassberg

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. May you all have a wonderful day, take care & God Bless!

All my love,
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Cathy said...

WOW! Breathtaking photos. I wish I could photos like that or better yet have one of those really cool cameras that can.

Anyway, happy WW!

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning. I'll forgive you the words, they were lovely!

Amanda said...

I love the way the butterfly is in focus, but the flowers in the background are 'blurry'. It makes the butterfly stand out. And so much more stunning.
Great wordless wednesday Amanda,
Amanda x

Andi said...

Did you take a big tele?

happy ww!

Ryanne said...

Your pic are beautiful! Wish I could capture them so well. My son chases them a way before I ever get the shot! Happy WW!

Tabitha said...

What lovely photos ang great words ~ I love it!!
love and hugs ~ Tabitha XXXX

busymom said...

beautiful shots!

Gayle said...

The butterflies are beautiful. I haven't seen any this summer...strange. Thanks for sharing yours.

Clicky said...

Great nature shots! They're absolutely stunning :)

Dzoi said...

These are wonderful! Thanks for sharing them :) My daughter loves butterflies and I'd give anything to have them in my backyard too!

Cheri said...

Beautiful pictures.

DrillerAA said...

Love the photos. Very nicely done.
Have a great WW.

Hannah said...

Those are great pictures, Amanda!! And, the poems are beautiful :D


Hootin' Anni said...

Hi Amanda. Love the beauty you've captured. Swallowtails [the bottom one] is one of my all time favorite butterflies.

For some reason Blogger isn't loading some images as I visit, so my W W has a backup --two photobucket backup links in case my W W doesn't load with Blogger.

Happy W W, hope to see you visit with me today.

Valarie said...

Those are just beautiful!

Liz said...

Nice! Love the light in the second one.

The Dairy Wife said...


Beautiful pictures ... and they look even better on screen than the sneak peek I had on your camera!

Love them!


dani said...

beauty full images...
beauty full words:)

God bless you, too, amanda!!!


E and T said...

Hi Amanda

Butterflies are "Beauty Full". Where did you capture these shots?Your photos are stunning and I think they would make awesome cards.

I absolutely love butterflies, so much so that Savanna's room has a butterfly theme to it. I have been told that butterflies symbolise new beginnings and when Sav was born mum and dad bought me a gorgeous gold butterfly to attach to one of my chains. It is a treasured gift.

What beautiful quotes as well, I particulalry like that first one - how very true.

A gorgeous post that made me smile. Thank you my dear friend.

Lots of love