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Sulphur Butterfly and Red Pagoda by AuntDot

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365 views as of June 29, 2012; Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D; Cropped in Picasa3
This is dedicated to Bonnie, whose grandmother is the Gram in my poem.

FEATURED in All Vibrant Plants, June 29, 2012
A sulphur butterfly (phoebis sennae) enjoying nectar from the Red Pagoda flowers on a very warm day at the Butterfly Rainforest. Location — the Florida Natural History Museum in Gainesville, Florida at the University of Florida campus. I finally was able to photograph a yellow butterfly to go with my poem.

A Yellow Butterfly
I made a wish upon the wings
Of a yellow butterfly
That Gram would come to spend some time
And soothe my grieving heart

A moment here and a moment there
A busy spirit, she!
But come she does and lingers soft
‘Til those yellow wings depart

A tender touch on a daffodil
For a momentary rest
She always stays just long enough
To put me to the test

Can’t stop the smile the scene evokes
Gram’s love will never die
She’ll always be there whenever I see
A yellow butterfly

I wrote this poem for my daughter’s friend after she was of great help to my daughter during a rough patch in her life. This friend told of how she thought of her recently deceased grandmother every time she saw a yellow butterfly, and how she was comforted by the thought. I began to think of her grandmother every time I saw a yellow butterfly, too, even though I never knew the lady.


Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    beautiful capture Dot

  • Thanks very much, Kathy. Appreciate your support always!

    – AuntDot

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 4 years ago

    I see that sign EVERY year and say to hubby…. i want to go THERE…. hahaha Wonderful Capture Dot.. :))))

  • It’s a magical experience! You must go! Thanks for the nice comment, Cookie!

    – AuntDot

  • aussiedi
    aussiediover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Dot and what a stunning flower, have never seen or heard of this.. a fave

    Di

  • Thanks so much, my dear Di. I had to look it up myself. I liked the colors together, and the butterfly looks like he’s in butterfly heaven on earth there!

    – AuntDot

  • mscott207
    mscott207over 4 years ago

    really beautiful dot….great capture!

  • Thanks for commenting, Michael. Appreciate your support!

    – AuntDot

  • Judy Wanamaker
    Judy Wanamakerover 4 years ago

    So beautiful, Aunt Dot! I love the composition and the luscious colors.

  • Thanks, Judy. Next time I want to see the butterfly place in Homosassa. I hear it’s really nice, though smaller. Maybe in the fall. The sweat was pouring off me yesterday.

    – AuntDot

  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertover 4 years ago

    A very beautiful capture, Dot! :-)

  • Thanks so very much, Brenda!

    – AuntDot

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 4 years ago

    Beautiful image!!!

  • Many thanks, dear Vitta!

    – AuntDot

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous lighting and colour ! Super detail too !

  • Many thanks, my friend! And thanks for all those faves that I keep forgetting to mention in my replies!

    – AuntDot

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture. Nice work capturing this one so sharp…Hugs…Tom

  • Thank you so much for your comment and your continued support, Tom! Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Dot.

  • Thanks so very much, Gabrielle!

    – AuntDot

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