American Lady butterfly on coneflower
"Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles."  -George Bernard Shaw 

American Lady butterfly on coneflower

"Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles."  -George Bernard Shaw 

With no-mind, blossoms invite the butterfly. With no-mind, the butterfly visits the blossoms. When the flower blooms, the butterfly comes. —  Ryōkan
monarch butterfly on swamp milkweed
"With no-mind, blossoms invite the butterfly.  With no-mind, the butterfly visits the blossoms.  When the flower blooms, the butterfly comes. -  Ryōkan

monarch butterfly on swamp milkweed

"With no-mind, blossoms invite the butterfly.  With no-mind, the butterfly visits the blossoms.  When the flower blooms, the butterfly comes. -  Ryōkan

hickory hairstreak butterfly (wingspan 1 inch)…these little beauties are prolific this year!

    “Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it”.     - Rumi

aphrodite fritillary on milkweed
"Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."    -Henry James

aphrodite fritillary on milkweed

"Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."    -Henry James

These little guys are prolific this year! I think it is a Banded Hairstreak.

First ever Tumblr post with my iPhone. My computer is in the ‘shop’…

These little guys are prolific this year! I think it is a Banded Hairstreak.

First ever Tumblr post with my iPhone. My computer is in the ‘shop’…

american lady butterfly and bumble bee on coneflower
"Every kid has a bug period… I never grew out of mine."    -E. O. Wilson

american lady butterfly and bumble bee on coneflower

"Every kid has a bug period… I never grew out of mine."    -E. O. Wilson

It’s only when caterpillarness is done that one becomes a butterfly. That again is part of this paradox. You cannot rip away caterpillarness. The whole trip occurs in an unfolding process of which we have no control. — Ram Dass, Be Here Now
For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move! — Mehmet Murat ildan
monarch emerging from chysalis
     “For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!”   - Mehmet Murat ildan
Happy New Year!

monarch emerging from chysalis

     “For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!”   - Mehmet Murat ildan

Happy New Year!