My Sunday Photo: Just Fluttering By

“Butterflies are not insects, they are self-propelled flowers.” ~ Robert A Heinlein

On Thursday the Queen’s 90th birthday, just next to the path by the gym was this beautiful ‘Monarch’ butterfly. She stayed just long enough for me to get an iPhone pic, whilst other gym members came scurrying by, not even curious to see what I was taking a photo of. You can miss so much beauty in nature if you don’t take the time to stop to look.

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This is also my 2nd day of the ‘7 Days of Nature Challenge’. Thanks to Anna of Una Vista Di San Fermo, for nominating me to do this again.Β  If any of you nature lovers would also like to also join in, please do. I’m also linking this to Jude’s ‘Get a little closer’ Garden Photography Challenge.

Happy Sunday to you all.

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93 comments on “My Sunday Photo: Just Fluttering By

  1. Stunning capture. It looks like the butterfly posed especially for you, in gratitude for your sensibility. Paying attention is rare, and nature is often taken for granted, unfortunately. But people like you exist, and share their photos, which serve to remind the distracted ones that it’s worth their while to look at the world around them.
    Thanks.

  2. Sylvia, such a clever and beautiful post “fit for a Queen!” I like monarch butterflies and this bright pink flower contrasted nicely. Great R. Heinlein quote! πŸ™‚

  3. I like the Heinlein quote! It goes well with the advice to stop and smell the flowers (don’t know who originated that one!) Very lovely shot, Sylvia. You are getting to be quite the lovely photographer.

  4. Was it serendipity to spot the monarch on the Queen’s birthday? I think so.
    You’re so right, Sylvia. We should all slow down a bit.

  5. What a wonderful clash of colours here Sylvia! The Monarchs are beautiful, so glad you stopped to take its photo. Some people rush around far too much. I like slow walking πŸ™‚

  6. You are so right about stopping to look… everybody so intent on getting to the next place… or buried in their cell phones! Love the quote by Heinlein… one of my favorite authors too.

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