Monday, November 16, 2009

Ruby Tuesday - Little Things

I have little bits of the color red to share from the butterfly exhibit at Tucson Botanical Gardens. Both local and tropical plants and butterflies live inside the warm greenhouse.


"The butterfly is a flying flower,
The flower a tethered butterfly."
~Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun


"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
~Hans Christian Anderson

"This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits still on it;
but man will never on his heap of mud keep still." ~Joseph Conrad

"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough." ~Rabindranath Tagore

"Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine." ~Jeffrey Glassberg

Ruby Tuesday is a fun photography meme where participants post pictures featuring a little or a lot of the color red. To see more posts from around the world, visit Ruby Tuesday at Work of the Poet hosted by

42 comments:

Ralph said...

These graceful creatures are delicate, their large wings allowing them to stay aloft in their graceful flight. Stunning insects, it is always a pleasure to simply look at them in flight or still...

marian said...

delicate & majestic..i could watch them for hours..they are mesmerising!

rainfield61 said...

The flying flowers are magnificent, and they are lively quoted.

Carletta said...

Excellent shots - especially the macros! I love the color in the last one - beautiful.
I've never heard the Lebrun quote -I like it a lot.

jeannette stgermain said...

I love your precious little things! Especially the last pic - so colorful!!

Cher said...

stunning butterfly photos! the last one is my favourite! very colourful. :)

eden said...

gorgeous creatures and you captured them wonderfully.

Happy Ruby Tuesday

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous photos, I hope everyone is enlarging them to get the full effect and to see the detail. All of the butterflies are beautiful but the last one is stunning.

Judy

Auntie E said...

How neat...Love the butterflies and oh all the red in them. Happy RT

Julie said...

Butterflies are just so perfect! Great phtography!!!

Patti said...

Stunning close-ups of these delicate creatures. I love
the first one with the red flower.

Beautiful post. Happy Ruby Tuesday ~

Happily Retired Gal said...

What a WONDERFUL post! Love the quotes and the marvelous mosaic filled with butterfly photos around this delicate blossom. Just beautiful ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Gaelyn said...

Diane, this is an excellent collection of butterfly quotes and images. I really like the bright combination of colors on that last butterfly.

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

Wow...what a gorgeous shot - that first one! Love the butterfly with that red. Fabulous! What great photos!

nice A said...

I love butterflies and you have such a great collection of them. I also love the one with red, so rare.

Carolyn Ford said...

Beautiful! Beautiful butterflies are like flowers...I agree!

jeff said...

looks like you've had some fun taking a few pics ... enjoyed them all

Meikah said...

Lovely lovely shots! Nature is really full of beauty and wonder.

My RT entry is here. Happy RT! :)

cieldequimper said...

Little things, huh? Miniature beauty, breathtaking beauty!

Loree said...

Great shots of gorgeous butterfles. And the quotes are great and so true.

Leora said...

Such lovely shots, so elegant and colorful. Love the first one, with the butterfly grasping on the fuschia flower, and the flower looking as if it is bending over to greet the butterfly.

Anna said...

Exquisite images of such fragile creatures - Wonderful!
Anna

Salitype said...

magnificent display of colors...those are gorgeous butterflies!

specially love the last one in different hues...fantastic!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Between your photos and Scottsdale Daily, AZ is now on my list of must revisit places!!!! Beautful.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my gosh....these are ALL so AMAZING!!!

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Icy BC said...

Those are beautiful butterflies, Diane! So many colors on the last one in your wonderful photos!

Me said...

I love butterfly....lovely photos...
thanks for sharing...

mark's tails said...

Beautiful photos. Love the colors on the last shot as well.

Stephanie V said...

Such beautiful butterflies. You've captured them so well.

Prospero said...

Great Hibiscus schizopetalus. And those butterflies!

Pacey said...

Wow, those butterflies have a feast. So wonderful.

James said...

They are beautiful. Wonderful photos!

Rose said...

Wow! Love those butterflies!

Jeri said...

These photos are amazing!!

Arasu said...

Looks beautiful with many colors and designs.Nice captures.I like the quotes which are pertinent to this post.Rabindranath Tagore's quote stresses the quality of life.

Phoenix C. said...

How beautiful - they look like stained glass windows!

Stine in Ontario said...

This is such a wonderful butterfly exhibit you visited. I'm so glad you took your camera!

diane said...

Beautiful butterflies and dobs of red too.

DoanLegacy said...

This is a beautiful post, and all the butterflies are fantastic.

Rambling Woods said...

What beautiful butterflies.. I can't wait till next spring to see some here in my yard...

Jen said...

Diane you did a great job in capturing the butterflies. I've been there and it was hard for me to get very many good shots.. of course my lens decided to break that day too.

Evelyn Howard said...

Hi Diane
What a great set of butterfly pics! I like the last butterfly the most - it's so colourful!
:) Ev