Wednesday, May 4, 2011

day 114 ~ a few of my favorite things

The more challenging life becomes,
the more I need to wrap myself in beauty.

Hope lives and breathes in those moments
and so do I.

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, 
places to play in and pray in, 
where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."
~ John Muir

music ~ "Le Fabuleux Destin" d' Amelie Poulain,  "Amelie" soundtrack
images by misha ~ taken at Krohn Conservatory's Butterflies of Brazil 5-3-11


  1. Thanks, Tara. It was a beautiful afternoon.

    It has taken all kinds of willpower to stay here and work today, because I have a pass for the butterfly show and it is only 15 minutes (or less) from my house.

  2. Congratulations on an exquisite series of photographs.

  3. I wasn't entirely pleased with the results, but came around to appreciating these few that made the cut. Turns out that once you have hundreds of macro butterfly shots, standards are raised. (As well they should be.)

    The disappointment lay in the fact that I was playing with my settings quite a bit in the beginning and while the composition was there, much else was lacking in more than a few shots. Still, the afternoon was a much needed reprieve.

    I'm looking forward to going back. What else is new?

    Thanks, Rick.

  4. Must be some sort of cosmic thing going on...skulls AND butterflies?

  5. Really impressive Misha. I especially like the black and white one, with the one small butterfly in the window. Beautiful composition and a really interesting and different image of a butterfly. Somehow it makes me think of the fragile beauty of the butterfly and its remarkable resiliancy all at once.

  6. Must be, Heidi. And, it has provided me with some early morning smiles. Those are always appreciated!

    Thanks, Meg. I love taking shots of the butterflies on the greenhouse windows, especially when it has been raining. (Something there's been no shortage of here, lately.) I was thrilled to see that butterfly in that particular position. It's a 'paper kite' and is one of my favorites. Thank you for seeing what I was aiming for. :)

  7. Misha these are beautiful!