Wednesday, March 16, 2011


03.16.11, originally uploaded by colemama.

Took the Photography Club to Naples Botanical Garden for a field trip after school. None had visited before and were awed by the sights around them - anxious to see their photographs! They were challenged with a scavenger hunt to keep them a bit focused on the learning experience - photographically, as well as environmentally and geographically (themed gardens for Caribbean, Brazil, Asia, and Florida). And, of course, there's the butterfly house!

Despite the bright and cheerful colors and sunny scenes, much of today, my heart remained with those in Japan. The chaos theory (the idea that no matter how random the data may seem, everything is related...with purpose and pattern) is often associated with the quote, "It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world." Perhaps the butterfly effect can have just as positive an impact. No matter my monetary donations to helping the recovery of the Land of the Rising Sun, my wish for the Japanese people to find and maintain hope is represented in the resilient wings of this butterfly. Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, FL


  1. Sounds like a lovely day! Great catch with the butterfly.

  2. Beautiful shot. Your reflection brings to mind the quote, "Here but for the grace of God go we." I too hope that they can find the hope necessary to survive and rebuild.