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29/10/2008


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PEACOCK BUTTERFLY

A peacock butterfly basking in late Autumn sunshine. This butterfly usually goes into hibernation in September and spends the winter in a location where they can find shelter and darkness.

You really do need to click on the photo to enlarge, to discover how perfectly beautiful this butterfly really is.

A butterfly lights beside us, like a sunbeam, and for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world, but then it flies on again, and although we wish it could have stayed, we are so thankful to have seen it at all - author unknown.

19 comments:

nikkipolani said...

Oh Louise! What a thing of beauty! I love those lavender touches of colour.

Amanda said...

Oh how beautiful - thanks for brightening up my morning :o)

Sal said...

The wonders of nature never cease to amaze! Beautiful! ;-)

pebbledash said...

Beautiful...and the background works so well too.

Suzanne said...

That is a beautiful butterfly, I love the colour its so rich.

Glo said...

What a find and what a picture! I've just recently come to realize that this time of the year is so much easier to take pictures of butterflies (any that are left, that is) and dragonflies as they alight and soak up any warmth that is available. Amazing patterns on your butterfly. Thanks also, for such a fitting and poetic quote.

Pat said...

A beautiful butterfly, Louise! The cicles on the wings look like eyes. Wonderful photo.

Hugs, Pat

Lavinia said...

You are so right Denise. I clicked, enlarged...there is a very unearthly beauty to this butterfly. I have never seen a butterfly like this before. Such richness of hue...

carolyn said...

We haven't seen so many this year I guess the weather hasn't been good for butterflies.

Poetikat said...

What a gorgeous butterfly! I can see why it's called the "Peacock". It truly is stunning and all the more so for being photographed on that rocky background.

Kat

Suburbia said...

How amazing to be able to catch one like that. So pretty :)

VP said...

Butterflies have been such a rare sight in our gardens this year haven't they? I suspect this week's wintry weather's sent them all off into hibernation now.

Have a great weekend!
xx

farawayme said...

wow he is beautiful!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

So beautiful. And he's looking at me.

Sue said...

Hi! I am going back to the blogs I have found and bookmarked. That is a beautiful butterfly, and I like the poem you put with it. It truly is a blessing to be able to be around such amazing creatures.

Daisys Little Cottage said...

Gorgeous !

Gina said...

Stunning butterfly Louise! I've never seen a peacock butterfly before..incredible colour!! Gx

primrozie said...

gorgeous.

Yolanda said...

This is such a beautiful butterfly.