September 14, 2010


  The end of summer is within sight but there is still a plethora of glorious creatures to delight in. Our Butterfly Bush (Buddleia), Coneflowers (Echinecea), and Bee Balm (Monarda) have had non-stop visitors all season, especially Butterflies!

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

I only ask to be free.  The butterflies are free. 
~Charles Dickens

"How does one become a butterfly?" she asked. 
"You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."Anonymous

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

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

Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time. 
~Deborah Chaskin

If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies. 
~Author Unknown

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
Irish Blessing
I am joining Trudi of Two Dresses Studio in 
The Butterfly Effect that she is hosting.  I plan to offer the opportunity to the children in my Earth School as well. 

How about YOU?  Will you join us?

From the Holocaust Museum:
"1,500,000 innocent children
 perished in the Holocaust.
In an effort to remember them, 
the Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 
1.5 million handmade butterflies.
The butterflies will eventually
 comprise a breath-taking exhibition, 
currently scheduled for Spring 2013, 
for all to remember. 
The Museum has already collected 
an estimated 400,000 butterflies."

                                                                     happy day!


Sherry Blue Sky said...

A very inspiring post. The photos and quotes are uplifting and the butterfly memorial sounds wonderful. Thanks for posting this! The world needs good news and good deeds like this:)

Unknown said...

Your bee balm looks great and thanks for sharing all the pictures. I had wonderful bee balm but the heat got it I guess. You have tried eating the flower petals, right? They are amazing - a sweet not like anything else in the world taste and very pretty in salads too.

Kelly said...