I was out today taking seasonal photographs for hubby’s carpet business and was all delighted when I found a glittery butterfly that matched one of the warm plaid carpets he stocks.
Just as I was completing this assignment the lens fell out of my glasses so I had to take myself off to the optician’s shop to get that sorted.
When I arrived back into the car, I was totally stunned to find a real, live butterfly resting on one of the samples piled high on the passenger seat.
Its perfect beauty and softness warmed my heart more than I can even begin to describe and brought me back to a poster I had hanging in all the places I lived during my endless student days. It was this quote from Henry Thoreau.
“Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you; but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.”
26 thoughts on “Butterfly Magic”
I love the plaid carpet!
But the little tortoiseshell is even lovelier 🙂
What a coincidence. I also love that plaid carpet.
Hi Joan, it’s lovely isn’t it?
Butterflies are my favorite ,a sign of renewal/rebirth…love the colors of both butterflies, also the plaid rug…
We once visited a Butterfly garden (indoors) and it was amazing to see all the different varieties of butterflies..and you may be lucky enough to have one land on you. It was interesting to see them in a natural setting and to see the evolution from Crystalis to a Butterfly.
Hi Joni, thanks for writing. Always wanted to go to a butterfly farm. Must put it on my list for 2015!
Magical flying creatures 🙂
Hi Akosirima, thanks for writing. Much appreciated.
@socialbridge thank you for replying to my comment too. 😀 very much appreciated
AK, I feel that the interaction is one of the most important parts of blogging so comments are there to be answered.
Thank you so much then. 😀
I love your first photo. Butterflies are so magical.
Thanks CT. Butterflies are beyond magical, I sometimes think.
Beautiful and true xxx
Hi Willow, it’s a great quote, isn’t it? Even though it’s not on my wall any more, it’s carved in my heart.
Reblogged this on babyboomer28 and commented:
thank you Jean… I love butterflies.. they symbolize the cycle of birth-death-rebirth throughout nature/life , and also within our own spiritual and personal growth, the every changing cycle of life…with the endings, is a beginning elsewhere…. hugs XO
Many thanks for the Reblog. Deeply appreciated.
love it Jean…love the butterfly, it symbolizes so much in life…..
Thanks Jean. I agree wholeheartedly about the symbolism associated with the butterfly.
That’s a wonderful quote! … and such a lovely visitor 🙂 ♥ ❤
I still can’t understand how the butterfly got into the car. Maybe proves ‘ Where there’s a will, there’s a way.’
Oh? Your windows were closed? Hmmm… that IS interesting 🙂 ♥ ❤
Very closed which makes it so odd.
Hmmm… must’ve somehow hitched a magic carpet ride inside? 🙂 ♥ ❤