Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Little Creature

You may expect some adventurous encounters from me in order to show the extreme excitements in the jungle. I have seen leeches standing upright in the middle of the trek, a little green snake, instead of crawling, was found skidding in an inclining dry channel when it was shocked by us unintentionally.

I have also seen some giant millipedes, instead of giving us surprises, were found smashed into flat pieces, and a big scorpion that did not bother my presence for a closer observation. But all these belong to the days when I did not have the habit of carrying any digital camera at anytime.

To add further, I always find the mess left over by wild boars at some areas in Cerok Tokun. These animals move around in the jungle at night time. They have an excellent sense of smell, and they use their snouts to search for food on the ground and in the soil.


Anyhow, what I actually want to show you now is what that looks very normal. It is a butterfly that had a rest on top of a fallen leaf. I had some special feeling for butterfly because I used to find a butterfly hovering above me, in front of me, at certain places on the trail. It may sound peculiar yet it happened many times.


This is certainly not the one that would like to talk to me in an inaudible frequency. It was discovered nearby the entrance to my new found trekking trail. Could it be possible that both of them are members of the "care-taker committee" of the jungle?



I do not have the answer for you, but deep in my heart, I think they are.

15 comments:

Icy BC said...

What a special butterfly..I haven't seen this one before, even at the butterfly house!

Tes said...

Oh wow, that almost-neon shade of blue created a beautiful contrast with the thick velvet of the wings. beautiful!

Ratty said...

It's a very beautiful butterfly. We have been doing the same thing. I was also taking pictures of little butterflies today. They are fun because they are so difficult to get.

betchai said...

wow, what a beautiful butterfly :) i love the color, so unique.

hmmm, i actually went out today armed with my camera hoping to see butterfly, but all i got are bees :)

Mei Teng said...

Sightings of butterflies are lovely. Usually these creatures are fluttering everywhere and it's during motionless moments that they can be photographed.

There's a nice butterfly farm in KL here. I have visited it twice.

rainfield61 said...

Icy BC & Tes::: The butterfly is beautiful, she is one of the queens in the jungle.

Ratty::: The feeling of having a butterfy flying above you at the same place for some days is really weird.

Betchai::: I have bees in my computer as well. There are various creatures, either lovely or the opposite, to be discovered in the wild.

Mei Teng::: Have to hear some stories on your hike. Those must be fun.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Beautiful butterfly.. very unique colors too!!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

A lovely butterfly indeed! Yes, KL has a butterfly farm. There's one up in the Cameron Highlands too.

rainfield61 said...

Kirigalpoththa::: I see you jumping in joys with hands wide open up on seeing my butterfly. Aren't you?

Keats The Sunshine Girl::: I have not been to the butterfly farm in KL. You must have missed that in Penang if you love butterflies.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

That is a gorgeous butterfly and you have connected in some way. Beautiful post.

Cate said...

Gorgeous blue on the wings. Lovely shot!

Glennis said...

Special butterfly, it must mean something to have butterflies hovering over you, a bit like being able to charm the birds out of the trees.
Maybe it is just to bless you.

eng said...

what a striking butterfly it is! the blue and the black is very fitting ti its environs...the tranquility and sacredness the jungle exudes!

rainfield61 said...

Poetic Shutterbug::: Thanks for mentioning this. The connection between the butterfly and my feeling and belief is the main reason I wrote the post.

Cate::: The gorgeous blue is the gift offered to the butterfly.

Glennis::: There must be something behind that I cannot understand. Maybe it is just to bless me.

eng::: You have talked what I would like to talk for long: the tranquility and sacredness the jungle exudes! Thank you.

Pacey said...

That's some butterfly. Love the color, so rare and never seen before for me too.