Winged Flower

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.  
~Jeffrey Glassberg

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. 
~Rabindranath Tagore

 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.
  ~Maya Angelou

"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" 
(Ephesians 4:22-24, NRSV).

This post is an entry to:

Macro Flowers Saturday   Today's Flower   Mosaic Monday    Camera Critters 


  1. Loved your photo essay with such beautiful quotes!
    Beautiful shots!

    (Carletta's Captures)

  2. Beautiful shots and lovely prose.

  3. What an amazing series of photos! The flowers is beautiful but that gorgeous butterfly is really posing for you, what a treat for the eye!
    Thanks for this lovely contribution to Macro Flowers Saturday!

  4. What a beautiful butterfly! My favourite of her is the first shot, where the one wing is still moving...

  5. Wow, gorgeous photos. The flower and butterfly mosaic is fantastic.

  6. Fabulous photos, both flowers and butterfly are exquisite!
    An English Girl Rambles

  7. Beautiful photos... particularly the 4th photo of the butterfly... I love the composition of that shot! L

  8. That's the Belamcanda Chinesis or commonly known here as the Leopard Flowers, so beautiful. Those shots of the butterfly with the flowers are so awesome.

  9. Beautiful shots, what great color! Have a wonderful week. . .

  10. Wauw this is beautiful, what a pretty butterfly.
    Never seen it before, great shots

  11. Exquisite!!! Such a beautiful butterfly!!!! Well done! Done! Cathy

  12. So pretty, like helicopter rotors.

  13. Hi, Fantastic mosaic and photos! Hope you have a lovely new week!

  14. Never saw this butterfly before! Thank you!

  15. aloha,

    what a beautiful flower you are showing us today, very striking with the black butterflies

    my flowers today are on my plantfantatic blog.

  16. Such beautiful images and quotes!


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