This flower (Belamcanda Chinesis, also known as the Leopard Flowers) is a beauty in itself.
What more when another winged flower comes to it?
Both become one spectacular sight.
The butterfly is a flying flower,
The flower a tethered butterfly.
~Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun
Beautiful and graceful,
varied and enchanting,
small but approachable,
butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.
And everyone deserves a little sunshine.
It lingered a while..long enough for me to take delight on this moment.
I paused, closed my eyes, took a deep breath... and thanked God for a time of rest.
The butterfly counts not months but moments,
and has time enough.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
~Richard Buckminster Fuller
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly,
but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
"You were taught to put away your former way of life, your old self, ......
and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
and to clothe yourselves with the new self,
created according to the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness"