The World Really Needs More Butterflies

in #photographylast year (edited)

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She emerged like flowers in spring
Spreading beauty and life everywhere
Life takes her
To extraordinary spaces
Her love for living
Makes her magically beautiful

If a butterfly ever chances your way
If the sun shines on your soul
If you turn your eyes to magic in life
Your smile will never fade

The world really needs more butterflies

So I stumble into
Not the admission but
The fascination I have with

Crowded with thoughts of distraction
Held by a tender touch
Your lips on mine, I reach out
Dashing my thoughts once again

A flower. There must always be a flower. This picture is dedicated to #SaturdayIndigo #ColorChallenge by @Kalemandra, who always colors my world.


They want to be picked. They yearn to be loved. Shouldn't we all want to be? Let's see your indigo flowers!!!

Today is Saturday, so we all know that it is #Caturday!! Grab your cat and see if you can't make her/him give her best smile!! Let's see your best cat!

A picture of my two little kitties, when they were a little bit younger, all cozy and napping on a soft rug. They used to find comfort in the company of each other until the male decided he was the boss. We all know how that story ends... Happy #Caturday!!

How to post for #Caturday

Find your cat
Make it strike a pose - or whatever :)
Click it
Post it
Make sure you hashtag #caturday
You are done!!!


¸.♥´¸.•♥*¨) Let the sun shine in on your life
So the joy may touch your soul

(¸.•´♥ (¸.•´ ♥

And just like that, this post is over! I hope you enjoyed these prose-laced words. As always, I wish you an amazing day and thank you for stopping by and giving me a read.




Thank you for visiting my post 💖 Because of you, I come back to post again and again, I am encouraged by you, for the time you take to visit, comment or even upvote. For all of these reasons, I am eternally grateful. Don't ever forget what a wonderful world we live in, people. Let's hold hands around the globe and make this earth really spin. Some days, it is not as easy to see, how wonderful it really is. Kindness counts. Wherever you go, whatever you do.

I always post this poem down at the bottom of my posts. It is one that has become so near and dear to my heart. I only post the most famous part of it, but, wanted to post it in its entirety today.

they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered,
"where does it hurt?"
it answered,


warsan shire

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The first Butterfly is so beautiful and such greta writing to go with it and that second flower almost has a butterfly shape to it fromthat angle so flows on beautifully as does the whiole post

I hope you have had a super saturday


Thank you so much for those kind words. I almost never get a shot at capturing butterflies. Weird, huh? They see me coming and they fly away. I swear to God.

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Oh that is a splendid capture! Just a gorgeous butterfly! See you make everything that falls under your lens look so stunning, not just flowers!

Aww those cats are so adorable.

My I have to say you look so lovely in love lol. Get it? Great shot Sunshine!

Thank you! You know I never do nature shots, right. Nature does not seem to want me to photograph her! LOL

My kitties. Le sigh.

Haha! Good one. I love the LOVE sign. It is actually at the train station - or the platform anyway. A fun place to go for pictures. Hope you are having a cooler day than yesterday!


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I'm loving your LOVE!

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Oh! You are the sweetest person EVER! Thank you so much. It is a small train station platform in one of the small towns here. It is a fun place to take some pictures sometimes. I hope you are having a fabulous Sunday!


I loved the energy and fun it reveals about you. Every day around here you give us answers to, Y LOVE (you are making the letter Y ;-).

Hahaha! Yes!!! I think you are the only one that came up with that!!! :) I like the way you think!


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feels like I used to see a lot more around when I was a kid , where did they all go?

I feel like there were more around too, but, I was blaming it on living closer to the city. Have a fabulous Sunday!


I think back in the day DDT put a big dent in the numbers. Just a guess.

This is interesting.

Oh, I think you are probably right @old-guy-photos. Now that is a scary thought. The DDT and all the bad it has done, not you were right! :P

There is always connectin between flowers and butterfly, butterfly looks more beautiful when its spreading own wings, the true perfection symbol by nature. Your kitties are so cute and showing their lazy essence just lay snd hug each other.

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I know! It is true! They are snugglers for sure!

I almost never get a picture of the butterfly as they are spreading their wings. I was so glad to be able to capture this one!

I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!


Lovely butterfly there my friend. I strongly agree that the world does need more butterflies to bring that smile on our face. Which brings me to the memory of my best friend's wedding when they had butterflies released the moment they were declared husband and wife.

Oh, that had to be a most amazing moment!! I have never seen that done, but, I believe that would even be more beautiful than doves!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind words! I wish you a most fabulous Sunday!


So many great photos in one post!

Thank you so much for such a lovely comment! Happy Sunday to you!


My friend are you well whats news? Any idea what happened to as I know you posted to there regularly as did I? Byeeee x

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I hope it works for you and you have an awesome Sunday!


Aww my friend you are too kind as usual many thanks.. I have joined palnet a week or two ago but you do not get a standard upvote as you do with busy? Cheer$;)

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I agree, we need more butterflies ... lately I see less and less

I know that you're right and we were just discussing that and how DDT has probably affected the population. I cannot think of anything sadder than to watch something so beautiful Fade Away into Extinction. I know that that sounds rather dramatic but that's how I Extinction happens, slowly Fades away when nobody is watching. Hope all is well with you and you are having a fabulous Sunday! Thank you for stopping in and say hello and steem on!


Hello! Yes, extinction is real and, unfortunately, almost unnoticed. Today I celebrated two years in Steemit and today I have arrived home in Bucharest.

Hey!! Congratulations!! I have been here two years perhaps two or three weeks ago. I didn't even notice! Someone told me. How embarrassing!

Does it feel good to be back home? :)

Thank you. Congratulations to you too, I knew you had a few weeks advance ...
Yeah, it's good at home, I almost forgot. If you see my last post you will see how I found my little flower garden.

I will check it out in a bit! Thank you!!

With pleasure and thanks!

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Thanks, Denise!

omg I have never seen a butterfly that beautiful, her lower body structure is so detailed, I mean seriously God spent some time here.

Thank you so much for your amazing comment. I agree that God's creatures, each and every one of them are fascinating and a work of art.

I appreciate you stopping by and leaving your words. Admittedly, always kind words. Thank you! Have a beautiful evening!


Yeah each of the creature is unique and artistic in their own terms. Even you and me. How amazing it is to imagine that we have never been repeated?

There has been no human exact same to you yet and there will be no one ever.

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Butterflies have a very special significance to me! I’ve already written a little bit about it, and chances are I will again soon!

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More butterflies! yes! :)

I know! We all need more of those wondrous things! Have a super Sunday!


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Awesome mix of themes and amazing photos 💖💖🦋
Thank you for your words of cheering! Have an amazing weekend too 🌞

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Thank you for such a lovely comment! I know it is quite eclectic, but, Saturday is usually quiet on here. I wanted to mix it up a little! :)

I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday! 💖


I love your eclectic posts 😉 It means that there is always a surprise waiting for those who read it to the end 🤗

Yes, it was a wonderful Sunday. I visited my childhood friend, we didn't meet for 10 years or such. She is struggling with cancer, and today makes me think that she can make it. Day of a hope.

I hope your weekend was also wonderful 🌹🌺🌷🌼

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Beautiful butterfly, just wow .thanks for share .

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Beautiful butterfly picture. I also like this. Thanks for share your awesome click.

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they fill our life with colors :)

They truly do!


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Your LOVE sign almost looks like an ivert peace sign, with the evervescent DSW in the center. (A freshly minted DD word, forever effervescent...) Such another lovely article, with dyno pictures of flowers. Once again. I need some lessons.
Per usuale', your poetry is spot on with the flowers and butterflies. I just saw a couple of Swallowtails yesterday, they are GORGEOUS. But as you say, never enough of them. Ever been to one of those butterfly places? Amazing. Though it's even more amazing you caught this one in 'butterfly public'. Good job.

I've included a photo of Hairston Ascott III for you. He is my cat pic for the day. Best cat? Hmmm. I'd say more of a dufus. That's not his chin fur. He just 'combs' himself with tongue, then sits there with a mouthful of the stuff, soon forgetting what's up for awhile. Then if you watch closely, he sooner or later just chews it up and swallows it. With a look of the kitty clueless, to the tune of, "hmm,what's THIS?"
I yi yii, the stuff that gives parents the 'whatthehecks' about their kids. I guess it's good I never had any human versions, they would probably be scary goofy, if my cats are any indication of this path of life.

Well, I've amble-rambled on long enough about 'my cat'. Ohhhh no-ooooh! Hope you have a nice night. I just inadvertently typed zzzzzzzzzzzzzz , so that is rather apropos at this juncture of things and the sun's place in the horizon. Gooten nighten.

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Hairston Ascot III and his temporary soul patch/afternoon snack

Put me in a jungle full of butterflies and beautiful flowers and you will never get me out of there :)

We need more butterflies than imagined. The world must be filled with so much love that can make it a better place. Good to see beautiful people like you sharing more butterflies everyday. Good to see this today dear @dswigle

The world does indeed need more butterflies. Loved your poetry. It was truly beautiful. To the cats. Yes, the world needs more butterflies because they prioritize beauty and freedom over dominance and naps. LOL.

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So much Beauty 😯😮😍😍😍

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