Saturday, August 1, 2009

Camera-Critters #69

A week ago yesterday, I got a phone call from my mother-in-law that my husband's great-aunt was being life-flighted to the hospital for emergency surgery... and the doctors were doubtful she would make it through the surgery. My heart sank, as this woman is one of the most inspirational people I have ever met in my life. Each time we'd leave after visiting with her, I would be filled with inspiration to follow my dreams.

Saturday morning, our phone rang. Hubs answered it because I was still in bed. When he came in the bedroom, I just knew, but I still asked who had called. He told me that his great-aunt had passed away. This explains why my CC posts were late last week. Everything else, such as blog posts or diet pill reviews, didn't seem important at all anymore - I got up, got dressed, grabbed the camera, and went for a walk (aren't you glad I got dressed first?).

I didn't get many feet from my home when I discovered this butterfly sitting in the road in front of me. I had never seen this kind of butterfly before, so I started taking photo after photo of it. But, it posed for me for so long that I actually became concerned that it was injured. So, I bent down and stuck my finger out. The butterfly crawled up on my finger and sat there awhile. Then, it flew off, as I stood there and watched. But... it turned in mid-air and circled back towards me. It then proceeded to land, on the road, right in front of me again, and spread its wings wide so I could view its beautiful colors. It was at that point that I was overcome with the feeling that my husband's great-aunt, a woman who meant a great deal to me, was letting me know that she was doing fine now.

So, I introduce to you the Red Spotted Purple Butterfly. I hope you enjoy it as much as I.

(c) Misty DawnS

(c) Misty DawnS

(c) Misty DawnS

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CC - Llama Drama

Tink *~*~*

I love the iridescence of these critters. There must be something special about the little hairs that cover all butterflies.

Tink *~*~*


I'm so sorry for your loss Misty.
This is a wonderful story and I have no doubt it was her giving you comfort. It is true that sometimes amazing things happen.
Lovely shots!

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I am so sorry to hear about your husband's great aunt Misty, but maybe that butterfly was indeed sent for a reason. You took wonderful photos of it. It is one I have never seen before either and I thought it was very beautiful.


So sorry for your loss,Misty. The photographs are beautiful. A nature walk like you took is a very good thing to help one deal with loss and other difficult circumstances.


what a beautiful bluish color of a butterfly.


The pictures are beautiful, sorry for your loss. Maybe the butterfly was there for a reason, who knows?


Beautiful butterfly. Nature does have its way of letting us know things, I believe. Mabe your aunt had sent him to comfort you.

Adrienne Zwart

So sorry for your loss, Misty. Nature can be so soothing in moments like that. I'm glad you met this beautiful creature!


Sorry for your loss. : (

Beautiful story and shots.


Sorry to hear about your great-aunt.
Beautiful shots!


I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I just love the photo's of the butterfly. I'm totally in love with all butterflies. Such graceful beauty they have. Thanks for sharing this inspiring post.


I'm sorry for your loss. I do believe, as you do, that this beautiful butterfly was a message that all is well with your Aunt.

Happily Retired Gal

My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss ... my spirits raised by the telling of your lovely experience and beautiful photographs. Butterflies resonate with transformation ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Kilauea Poetry

I'm sorry, yet how touching..that you could say these things about this lovely woman & what better way to be lifted up & encouraged by a beautiful butterfly that presented itself on this morning? My best to you-

Nikki - Notes of Life

Very beautiful :) It certainly seems like it was trying to tell you something.

I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

Take care.


Such a beautiful messenger. It stayed and got close to you. Definitely wanted to say "Hi". I'm sorry to hear about your loss too.

Reader Wil

I am so sorry your great aunt passed away! My condolences to you and your husband.
Thw butterflies are very beautiful. That colour blue is very gorgeous.


Beautiful photos, Misty. And an inspirational story.

i beati

very special and posing just for you sandy


I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's great aunt. She may be OK now, but I know you'll miss her.

The butterfly is gorgeous!


Yes, it is a beautiful butterfly and a lovely story. I have always believed that butterflys are symbols of good luck. This one brought you a sense of peace, which is good fortune indeed.


I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Beautiful shots!


I'm very sorry for your loss. I suspect you are right about the butterfly's reason for visiting. It is a beauty!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy

Misty: Very neat, I posted one recently that I saw at the Kent Bog.


You certainly have had a run of sad events of late, Misty. Time for that to cease and desist, I'd say.
On the plus side though, I loved these butterfly pics -very good! Indeed!


That butterfly is absolutely beautiful.

Noelle Dunn.... A Poet in Progress

Amazing photos...and I think you are right - a sign, indeed! My heart goes out to you.

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