Sunday, January 3, 2010

Mighty Butterflies

To be a butterfly, one must fly. This is as simple as we have to walk, though not necessary to hike.

And you show me how you can fly like others, but with a broken wing. A broken wing makes no excuse to you, and life goes on.

You has a seriously damaged wing. The challenges maybe far too tough than I can imagine. The strong wind, the heavy rain, the predators such as spiders, frogs, lizards, and birds are your main enemies during days and nights. You are handicapped, you are strong.

You are not the only one. The butterfly that I have found nearby facing the same fate, and there must be many more. I do believe.

Honestly, I am attracted initially only by your beautiful and colourful spots, before knowing more about yourself. Everyone of you were beautiful, and brave.

I have learned a simple but valuable lesson from you, my friend.

20 comments:

Kirigalpoththa said...

Must have survived a deadly attack by a bird..

Diane AZ said...

Those spots are beautiful! Their wings are so delicate, and it is amazing to see butterflies fly with a broken wing.

Cheryl said...

And I have learned a nice lesson from you today! Thanks.

betchai said...

thanks for the thoughts Rainfield, indeed, the strength of that butterfly is so inspiring, fying even on broken wings.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Eloquently expressed rainfield. You brought a wonderful and important message to us. Thank you.

The Retired One said...

His spots are very pretty..and your words are too.

Ratty said...

Great pictures of the butterfly, and an even better story to go with it. Any creature that is crippled has to be extra strong, whether it's butterflies or even humans.

SquirrelQueen said...

Even the gentle butterfly has much to teach us. To fly with a broken wing seems remarkable to us, to them it is survival.

Icy BC said...

Reading your thoughts on these beautiful butterflies gave me an image of caring, very caring, man..

rainfield61 said...

Kirigalpoththa: I have seen there were not only two, I wonder what have caused this. Might be the wind? or the attack by a bird? Anyhow, the wilderness is too challenging.

Diane: They flew without showing any sign of wing damage. Amazing!

Cheryl: They are far more stronger than us.

betchai: We have a lot to learn from the wild nature.

Poetic Shutterbug/The Retired One: I just help to convey the message. They are brave and strong to face the wild.

Ratty: Any creature that is crippled has to be extra strong, whether it's butterflies or even humans. You are absolutely right.

SquirrelQueen/Icy BC: To be or not to be – that is the question.

George said...

The butterflies teach some valuable lessons. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Ayie said...

Butterflies are beautiful creatures, I'm simply drawn to them whenever I see one. I even remember reciting a poem about butterflies during my nursey but can't really remember the lines anymore. hehe

happy 2010!

Ayie said...

how about mariposa, the big butterfly...have you encountered one?

roentarre said...

Wanderer buttefly you have captured. Good photo in deed :)

life ramblings said...

Despite their broken wings, butterflies are still amazing creatures.

Cher said...

life goes on no matter what happens. indeed, those who are brave and mighty survives... thanks for this inspiration, it's a great way to start a year full of optimism inspite of neverending life's challenges.

Mei Teng said...

Wow..you tracked down this little fella. It's no easy task.

Loshini said...

cantik gambar. enjoy the macro shots :)

Dew said...

You has a seriously damaged wing. The challenges maybe far too tough than I can imagine. The strong wind, the heavy rain, the predators such as spiders, frogs, lizards, and birds are your main enemies during days and nights. You are handicapped, you are strong.


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•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

She was such a gorgeous butterfly! Just so beautiful!