Sunday, August 8, 2010

Macro Monday *Damaged*


After I hurt my back, which the doctor says was a pelvic shear (and I'm not sure what that is), Hubs was VERY protective of me. He didn't want me doing anything. I think it really scared him when I got home and couldn't move without being in severe pain. However, it got to the point that I HAD to be able to do some stuff. Besides, I felt that if I would just lie around in pain all day then whatever was wrong with my back would never work itself out and get better. So, being a bad little patient, a couple times, I snuck outside, just to walk around a bit and try to get my back to correct itself. During one of those secret outings, I was lucky enough to photograph, although it was very painful, this Swallowtail butterfly. At the time, I think this butterfly and I could relate to each other. I was feeling quite damaged, and, as you can see by looking at its wings, this butterfly has had its own share of rough moments. We didn't sit around smoking romeo y julieta cigars and sharing our life stories, but we did have a bit of a bonding moment while this butterfly allowed me to photograph it and reminded me that we can persevere.

(c) Misty DawnS

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18 comments:

Mary Lou

Beautiful photo if in pain or not! I hope and pray that you are better soon....

Chesney

Wow, just beautiful...love the DOF!

John McDevitt

A cigar smoking butterfly. Amazing. I like the photo and your determination to not allow mere pain to stop you. Of course mere isn't a proper adjective when you are in pain. Be well and sneak out often enough to make more fine images while you heal. And you will heal.

Kala

Beautifully composed image. Hope that you are on the way to getting better.

Carletta

First and foremost I hope you are healing and feeling much more pain free.
Now - a super macro!
I so hate seeing these guys so damaged. He is still quite beautiful.

Elaine @ Commotion

It's just beautiful!! I love you you tied the photo to a story about you.

jay

Oh gosh, poor you! Had my share of back pain so I do sympathise. Not that I know what a pelvic shear is either ...

Well done with the photograph. I'm only surprised you have no camera shake - I'm sure I would have had!

Nice bit of philosophy, too. :)

Now I'm off to look at your link. Cigars and butterflies? Intriguing!

AL

Oh so nice...how wonderful to look at.

GrandmaK

I'm speechless!!! Gorgeous! Cathy

Janis

How inspiring! Great shot and healing thought coming your way!

HOOTIN' ANNI

Simply stunning Dawn.


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Hope your Monday is treating you well.

justinegordon

this is a lovely shot

Tricia

Ahhh, that's soooo pretty! I LOVE flutterbys, they're just so delicate & beautifully colored

Maaike

what a beautiful butterfly!

Skittles

Don't you do too much, ok?

EG Wow

I love what you found when you sneaked out! One question, though. Does your husband read your blog? LOL

michael

I'm glad that you got some photo therapy because I enjoy the butterfly. I do hope you get better soon.

lisaschaos

Gorgeous! I'm sure hoping your back is better. :) Those sneaky little nature therapy sessions can sure work miracles!

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