"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Thursday, April 21, 2011

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower." ~ Hans Christian Anderson

If I ever need a change of heart, or a remembrance of abundance, or moments of promised joy, I drop what I'm doing and I go outside.

Or I get in the car and drive.  Drive to someplace where I know my spirits will lift, because sometimes it's all we can do to remember the miracles that surround us, and the miracle that is, us.

Thank you to UF's Museum of Natural History, and especially their Butterfly Rainforest, one of our favorite destinations.  It is truly one of the most magical places we ever visit.


  1. Oh My!!!! Those are awesome shots! Kai LOVES them! And I love hearing him say "Bufffffly"! Thanks for the reminder. Going outside right now.

  2. Wow! These are amazing photos, thank you for sharing them, and for sharing what it is you do get that needed change of heart.

    The butterflies remind me of a recent post by a dear friend of mine:


  3. Oh, my, it really is magical. This gave my spirits a lift, too!

  4. We were just admiring the butterflies here! There is something so magical about them.

  5. How gorgeous! I'm amazed how close you were able to get to the butterflies.

  6. WOW! I just kept scrolling saying - wow, wow, wow. Unbelievable shots. Just so beautiful!

  7. What gorgoeus butterflies. They are so mesmerising to watch on their haphazard travels. There is nothing like being around nature. Jacinta

  8. I could spend an eternity with them, they're so beautiful and almost other-worldly. Lovely, lovely images MJ!



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