Monday, October 12, 2009


Butterfly Kisses

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.......

Celtic Collage

Flutterbys and Flowers

Dainty Duo

Rest and Restive

Finding Freedom

and finally, Flutterby Food : )

"Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy." -Psalm 126:5


  1. Well done, Hindsfeet! I guess I never thought of the butterfly being such a great metaphor for hope. Great post. (I especially like the Dainty Duo)

  2. Thanks, Dan : ) I just realized that in 11 short posts I've gone from praying for Chrysalis (in "Another time around") to witnessing Metamorphosis (in "Wings")..."A great metaphor" indeed! Little winged messengers of hope from Him : ) (Looking forward to your next photo!!)

  3. The butterflies are incredibly beautiful. The 'Dainty Duo' are so striking--I didn't know such butterflies existed. One time I was scrapbooking and instead of 'butterflies', I typed in 'flutterflies'---I think that is quite appropriate!