Saturday, January 1, 2011


01.01.11, originally uploaded by colemama.

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
~ Richard Bach

With the day off and a gorgeous morning, I hit three of my favorite photographic spots...this one from the Naples Botanical Garden. In the butterfly area, there was only this sole fluttering monarch...likely due to the recent spat of cold weather. The chrysalis house was full though, so the garden will soon be full of flying color.

The metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly is truly an amazing feat! Maya Angelou says it well, "We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." So true of many types of change - it often doesn't come easy or quickly. Rather there's not only visible hard work, but latent and rarely considered obstacles to overcome. With the onset of New Year's resolutions, it is worth remembering such characteristics of the butterfly...but, in the meantime, enjoy its beauty! ;) Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, FL


  1. Gorgeous - and wishing you a year of beauty.

  2. Gorgeous capture! I've been following didn't 365 blogs and found yours. Feel free to check mine out.

  3. This is spectacular! Excellent capture!

  4. Beautiful butterfly shot! Nicely done.