Sulphur Butterfly and Red Pagoda

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Dunnellon, United States

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Small 12.0" x 8.0"
Medium 18.0" x 12.0"
Large 24.0" x 16.0"
X large 29.9" x 20.0"


  • Each custom artwork is hand stretched and printed for your order
  • Vibrant colors printed on artist grade canvas
  • Printed image wraps 0.25 inch (0.6 cm) over the edges; the sides are white
  • Hanging hardware is included

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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.

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