1. sara j
    June 27, 2013 @ 10:41 pm

    wonderful post Linda….
    i feel that way about being interested in making art…i see a gazillion greens where I might have seen just a few before…when I stop and look
    I am thankful for that part of the journey
    beautiful colors and details you captured

  2. akmoose
    June 23, 2013 @ 4:45 am

    Isn’t it amazing how natures beauty happens to show up when you least expect it.

  3. toni
    June 20, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

    Love your butterfly shots what a great way to while away an afternoon! Your post makes me want an DSLR even more ! Toni x

  4. Roxanne Pafundi
    June 19, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

    Wow! what an amazing photo…the color and detail are beautiful!
    I often think that when the wild comes to us visiting,staying with us a bit…it may just be a special someone that has passed on…not in the usual form…and so your butterfly, who listened to you and stood still for photos could just be more than just a butterfly….Just saying… 😉 I cherish these visits!

  5. Ruby Craft
    June 19, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

    What a gorgeous butterfly and wonderful photo. I could look at it over and over again. Wonderful quote. I love Princess Bride, it’s my favorite movie. Wonderful philosophy. It never hurts to ask for what you want. I love that you Thanked him (about a dozen times) too! Thanks for such a wonderful post and making me smile!

  6. augcott
    June 18, 2013 @ 11:33 pm

    Wow … how amazing was that??? Loved the photos … nicely done! 😀

  7. Rea'
    June 18, 2013 @ 6:45 pm

    Beautiful photos, I love watching the butterflies… we get those here sometime … I always say it’s my mom visiting ( she loved butterflies) !

  8. Merrylion
    June 18, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

    What a beautiful experience of the Butterfly sitting and posing for you. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

  9. butterfly
    June 18, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    Beautiful photography… and a lovely post!
    Alison x

  10. grannypoppy
    June 18, 2013 @ 6:16 am

    What a great blog, today. I love it! Photos, philosophy, humour … you cracked it! I’m smiling. Thanks, Linda!

  11. Vic
    June 18, 2013 @ 4:38 am

    Congrats on having your patience pay off! Beautiful butterfly!

  12. Evelyn S.
    June 18, 2013 @ 3:08 am

    I saw swallowtails today…but didn’t have my camera in my hand. Besides, the two butterflies were dancing! Fabulous photos.

  13. Starla
    June 18, 2013 @ 3:00 am

    (ok…I posted a comment earlier from my phone. What the heck?!)

    First: EVERYONE should make the Princess Bride a reference for life!! (Just made 8 teenage boys watch it last week!! hehe!!)

    Second: I have obviously not learned patience in my photography!! I need to practice or else I will have to stick to action/sports photography!! hehe

    Your photos are amazing!

  14. Sharon Y
    June 18, 2013 @ 1:04 am

    Great shots. Glad that little yellow guy cooperated.

  15. ellen vargo
    June 18, 2013 @ 12:19 am

    What an awesome day… glad your butterfly cooperated with you – what a beautiful photo! And your Princess Bride reference? Priceless! LOVE that movie… Miracle Max … baaahaha! 🙂 “Have fun storming the castle!” Love & Hugs.. xxx