The Butterfly!

We found this beauty in our yard this afternoon. Quite stunning I must say… my youngest and I wpicture_savedere in our side yard today. A place that we don’t normally hang out. I thought I was at first looking at a leaf in the grass until I realized, it was a beautiful butterfly!!! (I immediately ran inside to grab my camera!)

Although specific meanings vary from culture to culture, the butterfly is seen as a deep and powerful representations of life. It is widely viewed as a positive symbol of personal transformation, freedom from previous struggles, as well as a symbol of renewal and hope. (Hmm, all of these fit the bill for me, right about now!)

Many cultures and religions associate the butterfly with our souls. Christians view the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection. While others regard the butterfly as a “bringer of dreams”, or as a symbol of luck. Many also believe that angels use butterflies to remind us of their presence.

Whatever you believe, they sure are a beautiful creature!

One thought on “The Butterfly!

  1. Butterflies are indeed beautiful. I used to be a bit afraid of them and I admit I still feel taken off guard when I see a butterfly with wing patterns that resemble eyes looking back at me. Probably the strangest thing I ever saw was what looked like a leaf cascading down to the ground from a slight breeze in the wind. I looked closer at it a second time and saw it was actually a dead butterfly. Seemed to have the pattern for a monarch or its look-alike the viceroy butterfly. I have no idea what happened to it but it made me quite sad.

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