1 EAGLETON NOTES: Thankful Thursday

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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Thankful Thursday

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

Peacock Butterfly
Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
Speckled Wood Butterfly
Large White Butterfly

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  1. That's one exceedingly tatty speckled wood, I'm amazed it has enough wing covering left to fly!

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    1. Yes Mark, it is a bit on the tatty side.

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    1. In fact, Cynthia, one alighted on the back of my hand whilst I was trying to catch it to put it out of the house. It was the one place that I couldn't get hold of it because you need to be able to cup your hands to hold it without harming it.

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  3. I'm always amazed too when I come across butterflies with torn wings and still managing to fly. (Sort of inspiring in a sad way...)

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    1. Yes Monica that's a really good way of expressing it.

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  4. Wonderful photos, as ever. Today, we saw a wasp carrying a dying buttefly away. Looking on the bright side, we thought that at least the butterfly had one last flight (adn the wasp, a hearty meal).

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    1. I'm afraid, Frances, that wasps are one of the creatures that I really do not like.

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    2. I never said I liked them, GB!

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    3. Frances it has never occurred to me that anyone might actually like wasps.

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  5. These are all so beautiful....I love butterfly photos.

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    1. I think, Virginia, that even the most mundane of butterflies is beautiful.

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  6. I wonder whether they know how beautiful they are. Doubt it, because that is probably not what their mini-brains are capable of, but they really ARE.

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  7. I'm glad you are finding such beautiful creatures to photography, Graham. I imagine the last one would look quite ordinary but you have shown up its true beauty.

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    1. Thanks Pauline. None of them quite compare to the astonishing beauty and travels of the Monarch though.

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