Butterfly, October 8, 2019

Butterfly 8This was hands-down my favorite butterfly of the past summer. I called him my superstar, and for good reason. With a wingspan of about four inches and a body the size of my pinkie finger (or larger) he spent a good week posing for me. In this photograph, one can see in detail his proboscis, or coiled tube, with which he feeds.

Cee’s FOTD Challenge: October 5, 2019

FOTD 1BF FOTD 2.jpgYes, again with the yellow… and I can’t resist throwing in a butterfly for good measure! Please note the color of the cosmos and the dominant hue in the wings of this beautiful monarch butterfly. It brings to mind the color of the flowers that hummingbirds frequent and the colors of their throats.  Much love to all! Russell

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Bonus Butterflies in Honor of the American Worker (Labor Day 2019)

Butterfly 6Creator Lord, the source of all wisdom and purpose, and the blessing of those who labor; be with us in our work to guide and govern our world. Give to all people work that enhances human dignity and bonds us to one another. Give us pride in our work, a fair return for our labor, and joy in knowing that our work finds its source in you; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.