AUTUMN
DECEMBER 2012

September 14, 2010

WITH WINGS


  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!





3 comments:

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:)

Whimsey Creations 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...

Beautiful.