Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent
Butterflies are little things that bring me joy. When I see one flutter by, my heart skips a beat. Maybe that’s because they appear seemingly out of nowhere and are evanescent, quickly vanishing.
Usually I don’t have my camera handy when I spot a butterfly, but today I did. I had been outside taking some photos of my flower beds when I saw this beauty land on one of my flip-flops that I had kicked off near the front steps. It’s a Limenitis arthemis astyanax, aka Red-spotted Purple. The name confuses me a little bit because the wings look blue, not purple. I read that the top flight speed for a Red-spotted Purple is 12 mph. They are commonly found in the Eastern United States.
Little things, like pretty butterflies, are easy to take for granted, but they have a purpose in God’s creation.
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. ~Revelation 4:11
Valerie Basham says
The butterfly is so beautifully captured in your photo it looks unreal. Thanks for sharing such awesomeness 🙂
I Lv Butterflies. To me they are a picture of our Salvation. The Catapillar has to answer the call and die to self so that the Lord can bring about a beautiful change into a Butterfly that can take wing to amazing new heights. Lv it
Beautiful! I’ve only seen one butterfly this year. It was flitting around in the woods where we were camped in Eastern Oregon a few days ago. I love that the butterfly landed on your flip flops – what a great background!