Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tenth Summer Stone

How unusual. The butterfly's middle looks like it has been painted with white-out or blotched with bleach.  Bright veined wing tips--one golden yellow, the other slightly more orange--look like separate entities touching opposite edges of a foreign achromatic mass. Perhaps this unusual coloring helps protect it from predators, confusing them, but it only served to get my attention. Sometimes there is beauty in imperfection.

7 comments:

CoFun77 said...

Wow, unique butterfly and great poetic tribute!

Linda H. said...

Thanks, Connie, To be honest, I'm not really sure if it is a butterfly or moth but am guessing butterfly.

Laurie Kolp said...

That's a great pic, Linda... and I love your message, last line especially.

Thanks for your sweet vote of confidence on my blog. I love you too, my dear friend!!

margoroby said...

How weird...the butterfly, not your piece, which is fun. I like 'achromatic mass'.

Linda H. said...

Thanks, Margo.

Arlee Bird said...

Definitely some odd seeming coloration. Perhaps a mutation? Or the result of some sort of chemicals?
I is rather uniquely interesting though.


Lee
Tossing It Out

Linda H. said...

Arlee, I think it must be some sort of mutation. I've googled all over and found nothing.

We saw it in the butterfly house at the zoo in Stuttgart. Maybe I could contact someone there.

In looking through my daughter's pics today, I noticed she got a clearer shot. Maybe I will post that later.