Me and the Butterfly

For some reason I have been obsessed with butterflies this past week. I have been trying my hardest to capture a photo of a butterfly. I have no idea why I’ve been so obsessed with this lately, but I have. Watching out my office window, looking for the butterfly to pass by, running outside with my camera, trying to capture just a moment with the butterfly. It has been driving me crazy that I’ve not had the opportunity to get a photo. Every time I stepped outside for a moment without my camera… there would be that darned butterfly fluttering around all over the place. I have seen big white ones, yellow ones, and some others… but the opportunity for a photo never came.

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So, I’m sitting here at my desk and decide to take my camera outside for a  short break. I notice a feather laying in the grass and move toward it to take a pic, it’s not a butterfly but hey.. it’s a feather! When I moved toward it, up from the grass flew a little Earth colored butterfly/moth. I thought, yep… typical.. flutter on off so I can’t get a photo you little stinker! Just then, the butterfly/moth circled back and landed right at my feet. Camera in hand.. snap snap snap. Whew! Okay, so it wasn’t the butterfly I hoped for but it was a butterfly/moth none the less! I took his photo and moved around to the side of the building to see if there was anything else to photograph before going back inside.

I noticed a bright yellow flower all by itself  about 20 feet or so away. I thought, oh it’s

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probably just a dandelion and then I thought, who cares, it’s bright and beautiful anyway. I moved closer to the flower and bent down to take the photo and as soon as the camera was up to my eye and I was about to click the shutter button… look who followed me there and landed right on that flower. hahahahahhahahahaaaaaa

So, I got the bright, vibrant color I was looking for and the ever so elusive butterfly!

How about that!!!

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It just goes to show that sometimes we get what we are looking for.. just not the way we thought we wanted it.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

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