my gossamer-dream symphony
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common — this is my symphony. ~William Henry Channing, clergyman, reformer (1810-1884)
I love to dream. I dream in color and often dream of vivid landscapes with remarkable colors.
I am so desirous of being in nature, having nature around me. Many times the only thing that makes me serenely happy – really happy, is to be surrounded by trees, flowers, and nature.
There are three things (aside from a good camera), that I want in abundance:
- birds, and
I need to be close to nature, and often go to Butterfly World to get all three of my life’s nature requirements. (P.S. if ever you plan a trip to South Florida, and you love nature, it’s all there at Butterfly World, in Coconut Creek, Florida.)
Butterflies are literally everywhere you look! They can be seen in droves and yet they are still elusive so you do have to have some patience and wait for them to stop and suckle a flower.
There is an amazing laboratory at Butterfly World where thousands of butterflies are hatched.
There the butterflies hang from cocoons on display for all to see. When they are ready to emerge, it takes some time to dry their wings. Then, when nature says they’re ready, their little feet wiggle free from the larvae and they are ready to fly!
It’s just an amazing sight! The video I posted delightfully displays the wonder of the butterfly emerging. It’s a soothing sight – just may give you goosebumps…. It does me.
At Butterfly World, you can literally watch the butterflies coming out of the larvae. It’s remarkable and educational. I have photographed some of the Pupae on display at Butterfly World:
Wishing all my friends boundless symphonies, gossamer dreams, and endless happiness.