Just a few shots I took during a trip to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens "Butterflies LIVE!" exhibit.
Gives you Hope, doesn't it? All of these creatures emerged from especially dark places, terribly tight spots, pupal prisons of their own making; they were the lowest of low, slow, sluggish, and struggling, sentenced to an earthbound life, a base existence bereft of beauty -or so it seemed. That life would ever, could ever, be any different was as far from these insects' imaginings (if caterpillars are capable of such considerations) as aviation was from the eighteenth century mind...
...Yet here we see the intended end was indeed, Wings.......
Flutterbys and Flowers
Rest and Restive
and finally, Flutterby Food : )
"Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy." -Psalm 126:5