Friday, July 27, 2012

Happiness is a butterfly....


which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, 
but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.  
            ~Nathaniel Hawthorne  

This beautiful yellow swallowtail was flitting around my garden this morning.  
What a lovely surprise.  

Enjoy your day, everyone!  

10 comments:

Pondside said...

I love to lie back on a lawn chair and watch the dragonflies and swallows and butterflies on a summer afternoon. Have a good weekend!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I love it when they fly into the yard going from tree to tree. Our chickens act scared and run away. Silly girls.

Angie said...

Aren't these the best gifts ever?! Just gorgeous :D

Mimi Sue said...

What a beautiful butterfly. Love the quote too. Mimi

La Vie Quotidienne said...

The swallowtails are my favorite butterflies and I am blessed to have quite a few visit me...but I never seem to be able to get a photo.

Babs said...

Butterflies always make me smile, and the beautiful quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne...so true.
Hugs and have a great weekend,
Babs

Sherri said...

Donna, that swallowtail is just gorgeous! I hope she visits you more often!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beautiful, Donna...we haven't had Swallowtails this year, so I'll enjoy yours!

Zuzana said...

What a stunning beauty, and a gift of nature as reinsurance and hope.;)
xoxo

Donna said...

What a super shot Donna! My Mom always said they were our guardian Angels in disguise...I think I believe it!
hughugs