18 February 2011


Even in the midst of summer, death is all around. Ive been noticing nature's cycles a lot lately as I work in the garden. The abundance of cicadas are providing a great feast for the birds. I felt sorry for them, those poor defenseless bugs, but then I realised; Id feel sorry for the birds if they couldn't eat. Everything is connected.

I discovered this butterfly a few days ago and carefully carried him home to add to my collection of curiosities.

For those of you who entered my giveaway, thank you! We have a winner and her name is Theresa of Faerie Moon Creations.


  1. I feel the same about the circle of life. It's a bit tricky isn't it? I have a little monarch butterfly who can't fly and I'm seriously thinking about keeping her when she is no more. Your butterfly is beautiful x

  2. Hi Veronica, gorgeous photo's, your blog is lovely and I definitely will be back :)

    Thanks too for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment, it is much appreciated.

    Wishing you a wonderful week.


  3. Hi, I do like your mixed media pieces, cheers Marie

  4. Congratulation to the winner of your giveaway. I remember doing the same saving a butterfly after it had died..i found it intact like you did here...I used to remember the name of it and I'm sure with a search I could find it. It was a pretty bluish purple. Here in Michigan.

  5. Hi Terri, was it one of those lovely iridescent blue ones? They look lovely, we dont think we get them here in NZ, at least I ve never seen one.