July 11, 2009

Magical Moments in the Garden

I had just stepped out into my garden the other day when I caught a brief glimpse of yellow floating by. I immediately ran inside for my camera, praying that my spectacular visitor would be there when I returned. Fortunately, it was still enjoying the nectar from the Butterfly Bush. I was fortunate enough to capture this wonderful photo. This particular butterfly is a Western Tiger Swallowtail.

I once felt that I was a bit odd grabbing binoculars when a rare bird made an appearance in my yard or dashing inside for my camera. I now realize that it is merely the childlike wonder and amazement that is peeking out. It's sad that we often lose that as we age. I no longer view these times as odd...... I view them as magical moments!


Diane Folks said...

I think it is wonderful that you see the magic that is all around us. Too often, we are living in the past or present and don't really see what is happening right now. I love your enchanting visitor!

Lynn said...

Terry this is a beautiful photo of a beautiful butterfly on am equally beautiful flower. How fortunate you were to see it and to capture it on camera for us to see as well. Thanks for sharing. I hope I never get too old to enjoy nature in this very way.

Libby Buttons said...

Amen! What a great capture. The world tries to push us on faster than our minds and spirits can handle. Our job is to steady the pace and live.
aka "LiBBy BuTTons"