Saturday, September 6, 2014

Butterflies and Flowers





The butterfly counts not months but moments,
and has time enough.
~Rabindranath Tagore


Swallowtail Collage




Butterflies are self propelled flowers.
~R.H. Heinlein



Spicebush Collage



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







Kooky Butterfly


"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
~Hans Christian Andersen



Today I'm joining the lovely Judith for Mosaic Monday.



May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
~Irish Blessing






30 comments:

Ela said...

Beautiful photos of these gorgeous butterflies !

girlunwinding said...

What gorgeous images! I love butterflies on zinnia's--classic in my book!
~Dawn

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Snap,
wonderful quotes and amazing photos. Thank you for sharing and have a nice weelend.
Best greetings, Johanna

Dorothy Borders said...

Very nice.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I like that last photographic effect you used!

Janet said...

Wow...these photos are gorgeous!

Pam Greer said...

Beautiful!

Lynne said...

Really like the quotes . . .
and the Irish Blessing . . .

Jacoba said...

Wow! Beautiful photography!

Apart from that: I love that majestic head of your cat in your header!

Happy Sunday!
Jacoba

Carol at Serendipity said...

Snap,

Lovely photos and lovely words.

Carol

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Gorgeous photos, Snap! You caught the fragile beauty of the butterflies. Love the quotes, too--they really enhance your visuals.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Butterflies are one of the most beautiful creatures of creation dear Snap and always had a special place in my heart for them. That's why I'm always drawn to dishes with such. Beautiful images. The quotes are wonderful and go along. I've read a book of R.Tagore.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a lovely and serene week ahead.
FABBY

ann said...

Not always easy to photograph, butterflies always make wonderful photos. And for you wonderful mosaics.

Michelle said...

Lovely words and photos.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

For someone who loves butterflies (besides lavender) this post was exquisite Snap - beautiful photos!
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Lorrie said...

Really gorgeous butterfly captures, Snap. The last mosaic is stunning and I'm wondering how you created it.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Butterflies are such delicate flying flowers, aren't they? Beautiful quotes to accompany them, SNAP!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful butterflies and flowers.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Amazing photos Snap!
Beautiful mosaics - I especially love the last one - very clever.
Shane

My Little Home and Garden said...

What a beautiful butterfly post, Snap. Your images are gorgeous; I especially like the second trio! I'm feeling quite peaceful now.

Karen

Cranberry Morning said...

Ooo, such pretty images! Thanks for stopping in today at Cranberry Morning. :-)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

what beautiful captures ! Love that unusual last mosaic too :)

Alexa T said...

Beautiful serie! Gorgeous butterflies! Thank you for your visit, too! Have a sunny week!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Lovely photos......love your collage!

Ruby

Beth said...

Loved seeing your swallowtails, Snap! We have those same kinds of butterflies in our gardens as well.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, such gorgeous photos! Butterflies are one of the loveliest things about summer. Love the quotes too :)

Debby Ray said...

Oh my, what STUNNING butterfly photos! The effect at the end is just fantastic...not sure I can do that!!

christina said...

this is just beautiful. xo

Rebecca said...

Nicely done.

Donna said...

Beautiful mosaics that are works of art!