from a "click and hope" photographer

10/02/07


"Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp,
but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
-Nathaniel Hawthorne-

10 comments:

Scarecrow said...

Beautiful photo!

Petunia's Gardener said...

Thanks for the reminder! The butterflies in the garden always make me slow down as they are so graceful and quiet.

Sheila said...

The colours in this are fabulous. What a great photo Ruth.
Very tranquil, and the quote really sums it up.
Hugs
xx

RUTH said...

Thanks; I love butterflies and this photo was taken last summer; looking forward to seeing butterflies again here once the winter is over.

lilymarlene said...

Love that blue!
Do you have a zoom lens...or do you crouch? I can't seem to stay steady enough for floor shots these days!

talj said...

Lovely image and colours and as always a great quote!! :o)

Icarus said...

Now this is an interesting capture, Ruth. And a spot-on quote from Nat too.
You know I'm moving tomorrow? Well, of course I've gone down sick with the most terrible, debilitating cold, haven't I? What next???

AB said...

I so love butterflies - and this is a lovely capture! The quote is so thought-provoking too.

Libbys Blog said...

Summer seems such a long way away!!

Audrey said...

Beautiful image Ruth, and love the quote........Ahhh summer just round the corner.x

Tenderness contains an element of sadness. It is not the sadness of feeling sorry for yourself or feeling deprived, but it is a natural situation of fullness. You feel so full and rich, as if you were about to shed tears. Your eyes are full of tears, and the moment you blink, the tears will spill out of your eyes and roll down your cheeks. In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche