8.03.2009

Ask a Butterfly


Inhaling the fragrance of a flower
is to be touched by its spirit
for at least a moment
perhaps eternity
one becomes kindred
with the flower
there is no other possibility
simply ask a butterfly
~



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62 comments:

  1. So beautiful Tammie, I love insect macro's :)

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  2. I would like to find the right words, but the only thing that comes to mind right now is "absolutely stunning".

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  3. what a beautiful butterfly in a yellow flowers. great post.

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  4. What a great shot. I have been trying to get a butterfly, but they just won't stay still long enough for me to capture them. Beautiful.

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  5. So true,.. your words made me smile with their simplicity and truth. Great post!

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  6. Oh Tammie..stunning as always - the lantana just offsets that beauty!!!
    Wonderful shots, Sarah

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  7. How did you manage these? Every time I try, just when I'm ready to shoot, the little beauty decides to fly away! Fantastic shots.

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  8. oh wow those are awesome! So jealous. I wish I could take photos like you, you are amazing

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  9. I have yet to capture a tiger swallowtail with my camera this summer. Nice!

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  10. You seem to stop time with your photos, Tammie - these are wonderful. Your poem holds much truth.

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  11. Your Butterflies are fantastic Tammie.

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  12. Tammie....your attitudes always make me stop for a second and smile....you are such a 'zinful treat' ;-)

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  13. Beautiful photos and even more lovely are the words and sentiment.
    Rita

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  14. You captured my heart with this. Beautiful - both the poem and the photos :)

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  15. Amazing photos! Love the poem too :)

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  16. Those are really beautiful shots!

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  17. I was at the Mulu caves and we saw lots of butterflies. They tell us, the Rajah Brook is the biggest butterfly in the world. Rajah Brook was the first white "king" of Sarawak.

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  18. Fantastic shots Tammie and I like th poem too. I thing we do inhale the spirit of nature.

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  19. Wonderful butterfly shots Tammie. The close up detail is amazing and again your words are an inspiration. Just a very beautiful post!:)

    See you soon.
    Jo.x

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  20. A lovely macro of the flower. The colors and composition brings out the beauty of it :)

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  21. Beautiful...I would love to ask a butterfly:)

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  22. Reading this poetry while listening to the right kind of music really creates a synergistic effect. Pretty!

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  23. Wonderful shots, Tammie!

    BTW, your link not does work at poetry train!

    journey with destination unknown

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  24. So pretty with the butterfly!

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  25. You've been busy! Lovely photographs in these last three posts. The butterfly images look more than real.

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  26. Lovely.
    I used to chase these Swallowtail fellows about when I was a child. You caught this one in the best way; on film.

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  27. Love those butterflies! I've always loved butterflies ^^

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  28. Beautiful! Great colors and detail, especially the first one. Thanks for stopping by my Daisy Chains shot today!

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  29. love all your photos and poems. I love love butterflies. SMILES

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  30. Those are stunningly beautiful!

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  31. So very pretty! I love the color of the blooms too!

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  32. Ohhh, so so so pretty!

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  33. Wow, Tammie! Those are stunning.

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  34. Beautiful shots, lovely colours. A x

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  35. Stunning photos and I couldn't agree with the prose more! Each evening I walk just before dusk and my walk takes me by honeysuckle gone-a-muck and the gentle fragrance wraps me up and takes me away to a difference place.
    Blessings and smiles

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  36. I just love your blog. I've added you to my blogroll, I hope that's OK. What wonderful photos. The leaf with water droplets is superb, as are many. Thanks for sharing!

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  37. WoW...some very beautifully captured shots!

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  38. ....beautiful photos....beautiful poem!! Love the last line...

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  39. These are amazing shots, Tammie. They remind me of illustrations on old fashioned Dutch birthday cards.
    Janice.

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  40. Two beautiful butterflies, Tammie.

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  41. beautiful photos Tammie, *love* your poem!

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  42. Just beautiful. That first shot is a stunner.

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  43. I'm getting here late but it was worth it - this image is stunning!
    Awesome macro!

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  44. Excellent swallowtail pic! Love to watch them as they unroll that tongue to get at nectar.

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  45. Oh the Beauty and Mysteries of Butterflies! I simply Love your photo's, amazing!! And your words " Inhaling the fragrance of a flower
    is to be touched by its spirit
    for at least a moment
    perhaps eternity" how true.... to stop for a moment and inhale fragrance and beauty... Thank you for your talents and sharing a piece of your soul. Love and Light, Nina P.

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  46. Bees also know the truth!
    Beautiful Tiger.
    I enjoy the bugs so very much. One of the hardest parts of Winter for me is that the bugs are sleeping.
    Your photographs are so pretty. The Swallowtails are exquisite as is your poetry.
    Namaste,
    Sherry

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  47. Ohmigosh! This is so stunning, I need to look and read again tomorrow! It's so beautiful. Thank you for these pictures

    Kim x

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  48. ps. I'm very touched that you visit my blog and leave a comment :)

    The meteor shower sounds wonderful, and I love the image of marshmallow sized meteorites. Yum!

    Kim x

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  49. incredible photo and i love the synergy in your poem!

    peace,
    jp/deb

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  50. Fantastic shot accompanied by beautiful words.

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  51. Breathtaking captures Tammie
    Smiles & Have a great weekend.
    Barbara

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  52. Awesome frames :)
    Great captures, colorful... Makes you want to go out to nature :)

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  53. Tammie, You always show such gorgeous photos--with great poems and words to go with them. You are quite a creative lady.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  54. Stunning images, Tammie. And your words are infused with the nectar of truth.

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  55. everybody loves butterflies, so am I :)

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  56. These are amazing photos and words. I sense the spirit of both flower and insect. Gorgeous.

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie