Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression


Wings flutter so grand
Enticed to land
Sunflowers will lure
Perch and adore

~Robyn Lee

This exotic winged creature joined me one afternoon in my yard, soon after I caught his attention by bringing out a vase of these freshly cut sunflowers(below). He then proudly posed for me, perched upon a flower stem!

This post is dedicated to my youngest daughter who is heading home from college for the summer tomorrow. When she was small I called her my “Butterfly Baby”…and I still do.

Welcome Home Honey!  

26 responses

  1. victoriaaphotography

    Lovely shot, Robyn. Nice peachy sort of colour on it’s wings.

    May 11, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    • Thanks Victoria! Yes – he was a rusty velvet little guy! I was pretty amazed he posed for me for quite a while. I needed to get real close too as no telephoto lens for me. Was my first attempt at something like this – I’m pleased! 🙂

      May 11, 2012 at 12:40 AM

  2. The butterfly is beautiful, good to read your message is coming from far away. I was in the hospital, my heart sometimes wants to gallop very fast, but everything is fine now, oxygen and some electric shock, increased my energy and my inner peace …

    May 11, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    • Oh Carlos -I’d wondered if you were busy these days and not blogging as much. I’m so sorry to hear about your heart issues. Scary to say the least. They better have taken good care of that warm heart of yours. I am relieved to hear you feel better and all is well. Now just take excellent care of yourself. It is the most important thing ~ Sending Love and healing prayers your way!

      May 11, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    • Feel better Carlos!

      May 11, 2012 at 7:57 AM

  3. What a beautiful way of describing and showing the idea of ‘allure’ – I love that word! I hope you and your daughter can whoop it up – she looks lovely!

    May 11, 2012 at 1:23 AM

    • Thank you Julie! Yes – I like that word as well 🙂 Daughter just got home… trying to gear myself for the summer excitement here — wondeful to have her home though 🙂 Sending good thoughts your way!

      May 11, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    • Thank you so much Dean! Allure…yes…like that word as well!

      May 19, 2012 at 2:05 AM

  4. A beautiful butterfly photo is sure an exotic creature – amazing to look at their graceful movements… 😉

    Hopes the sun will shine on you and your lovely daughter through the summer with lots of butterflies around … 😉

    May 11, 2012 at 3:57 AM

    • Thanks so much ledrakenoir! Such a thoughtful comment — hope so too! May you also have a sunfilled colorful summer!

      May 11, 2012 at 4:09 PM

  5. awe…your words match so well….with a delicate flutter, she floated down on scarlet winds only to rest for the most fleeting of moments…such a lovely match, Robyn

    May 11, 2012 at 5:47 AM

    • ahhh..the DW touch! Love your words here — thank you kindlly:) I’m glad you enjoyed the post and it sparked your delighful poetic side here on my blog once again – – so wonderful when that happens;) Good thoughts your way today!

      May 11, 2012 at 4:11 PM

  6. ~R.L.King

    Robyn…your posts are so lovely, this is such an endearing sentiment. I love the combination here. So well done.

    May 11, 2012 at 7:14 AM

    • RL – such a lovely comment — so happy you liked the post and found the brief poem together with image ‘endearing’ (like that word)! Heartfelt thanks!

      May 11, 2012 at 4:13 PM

  7. Lovely, Robyn….it’s time to rejoice and adore…:)

    May 11, 2012 at 7:55 AM

    • ‘now’ is always the time…. Daughter just arrived! 🙂

      May 11, 2012 at 4:14 PM

  8. braunrcb

    I love the quote and a beautiful photo.

    May 11, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    • Thanks you Renee… glad you liked it. Was my first attempt at getting this close to a living creature can fly! Was practically on top of it:) Also glad you liked my little poem to match … was pleased with it too!

      May 11, 2012 at 4:16 PM

  9. We had a large moth in the classroom flitting about all day. It landed on me as I was typing…stunning. Love your work. ~Regards, Dan

    May 11, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    • Thanks so much Dan! Yes – these things are not easy to keep still for very long. Was your moth this pretty?? I honesty thought this was a buttefuly but of course did a bunch of google research before my post – and believe it is a moth!!! Did not know they could be so beautiful. The velvet texture and open-winged stance are features of the moth species. I learn so much by blogging 🙂 🙂 Appreciate your wondeful comment!

      May 11, 2012 at 4:19 PM

  10. So delicate
    so fragile
    so precious

    May 11, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    • Alex this is such a sweet and rhytmic comment 🙂 I thank you so very much!

      May 11, 2012 at 10:19 PM

  11. What a winged miracle you have lured, and by means of what sun-glorious miracles! As always, inspiring!

    May 11, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    • Angela – thank you! I love the way you put that . So appreciate 🙂

      May 11, 2012 at 10:29 PM

  12. i see butterflies as flowers that fly …
    beautiful photograph and words again,
    thanks for sharing Robyn …:)

    May 12, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    • 😉 Thank you Jimi!! Just go the “Poetic Medicine” book — looking forward!

      May 12, 2012 at 10:41 PM

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