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Friday, December 10, 2010

a moment.






I've watched you now a full half-hour;
Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly! indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless!--not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!


from 'To a Butterfly' by William Wordsworth

8 comments:

Jeanne said...

Nice - the photos and the poetry.

KayPelham said...

Beautiful. Can you identify the plant for me?

Craig and Bethany said...

Looks like Rosetti's Catterpiller, must have happened a few days ago!

Perfectly splendid pictures! As good as the poem.

amy in peru said...

@Jeanne,
thanks! :)

@Kay,
It's a Buddha belly plant, 'Jatropha podagrica'!
It's really attractive to interesting insects as I've seen LOTS of butterflies enjoying it as well as a HUGE praying mantis another day! :)

@Bethany,
YES! :)
Brown and furry
Caterpillar in a hurry,
Take your walk
To the shady leaf, or stalk,
Or what not,
Which may be the chosen spot.
No toad spy you,
Hovering bird of prey pass by you;
Spin and die,
To live again a butterfly.
Caterpillar, by Christina Rossetti

KayPelham said...

Thank you, Amy. I saw your answer over at my still existing, but very neglected blog. Thanks for caring enough to find me over there and giving me the answer :) I was curious about the plant because it reminded of something we have here and haven't been able to identity. We are far, far away from Peru, but who knows, maybe they're related.

Amber said...

I gave you an award.

http://mommyearth.blogspot.com/2010/12/hey-im-versatile-who-knew.html

Sarah said...

Magnificent!! xxx

Emily said...

amazing shot!

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