We are in the air and on the move. If all goes well, my next post will be from sunny San Juan Puerto Rico! I will not be able to post, or comment on your wonderful posts for the next few days. But once we settle in, I hope to be back and blogging at least some of the time. Meanwhile I leave you with these holler butterflies and hopes that all is well with you!
They seemed to come suddenly on happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in a winter wood~ Edith Wharton
Painted Lady (Please click to enlarge).
The butterfly, a cabbage white,
(his honest idiocy of flight)
will never now, it is too late,
master the art of flying straight~ Robert Evans
Butterflies are flowers that fly and all but sing~ Robert Frost
Black Veined Tiger
I do not know if I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man~ Chaung Tzu
Tiger Swallow Tail
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has to go through to achieve that beauty~ Maya Angelou
Happiness is a butterfly which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp~ Ponce Denis Ecouchard Lebrun
I ask only to be free. The butterflies are free~ Charles Dickens
The Holler is unseasonably warm and there are still flutterbyes here! May the sight of the butterflies warm your day! Sending you cheers and well wishes as we travel! Talk to soon from exotic islands!
124 thoughts on “Butterfly in a Winter Wood~”
Gorgeous! You seem to be having a good time there. Have more fun.
I will try and keep you posted. Hope all is happy at your end also my friend!
Thank you 🙂
Wow, is all I can say.
Oh I love that word!!! 🙂
fabulous Cindy, the butterflies are happy and so are you, wonderful photos and I hope you are having fun!
So kind & so appreciated! Cheers to you too!
Beautiful. We have everyone of those butterflies in the summer.
Our weather is not at all normal, so we are having them in the winter too!
The flowers matched with the butterflies are simply beautiful .Thank you Cindy for sharing your photographs.
Thank you my friend for your kind appreciation!
Enjoy the warmth! It’s eleven degrees right now in Boston. : (
Yes it was 17 in Atlanta where we spent the night!!!!Stay Warm!
These are OMG fabulous! The first butterfly appears to have a long horn out on top of its lead. 😉 …Hard to pic my favorite, but the 1st, 3rd, and 4th are the most striking to me.
Yes the first one resembles a unicorn!! So glad you enjoyed!
Have a wonderful trip, Cindy! 🙂
Exquisite photos. Really love the close up views. 🙂
Merci my friend!
Amazing photos again! Have a wonderful and safe trip! 🙂
Enjoy your trip, Cindy!! Thank you for sharing the lovely butterflies
thank you for enjoying them!
Have a great trip, Cindy. Talk w/you when you return. 🙂
Be well cuz~
Happy travel, Cindy! These butterflies will stay with me for a long while…
Beautiful photos Cindy. Have a great time in PR!
Stunning butterflies, Cindy! Have lots of fun in Puerto Rico. 🙂
Those are amazing pictures. Wow!
butterfly and flowers are very beautiful, the butterfly is a flying flower, all very beautiful and makes us always happy looking at it.
Gorgeous jewel like pictures Cindy! Have fun in the sun in San Juan! 🙂
Cindy, these images are awesome. I love butterflies. Will share them with my readers. Hugs! Veraiconica
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Cindy, thank you for these lovely pictures of butterflies. They are magical. I want to share them with my readers. Hugs! Veraiconica
Your photos never cease to amaze, Cindy. These are mind blowing. So delicate, so beautiful. ♥
Have a great trip. I will look forward to a new exotic locale down the road a spell. 🙂 Love the butterflies. Sigh of pleasure for the living flowers that have fled our cold waste land.
First, Cindy, have a great time in Puerto Rico. Second, the butterflies are beautiful in both there colors and patterns. But I absolutely love their faces. –Curt
Beautiful photos and matching quotes. Cindy, you surely were a bird or a butterfly once; you love to travel and fly as much as any of your winged friends 🙂
Great captures … beautiful…
Oh Cindy! What a pleasure to stop by for a visit! 🙂
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Thank you Cindy! So colorful bright and cheerful- imagine this post is just what the dr ordered for everyone stuck in blizzardsville with grey skies and below zero temps! I hope you have a good trip and I look forward to seeing the magic your camera makes of that gorgeous island:-)
Beautiful with the wonderful quotes. Enjoy your time !
Spectacular images; sublime quotes..
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I love your butterfly post, they are so colorful and fragile, gentle beauty! Love the poetry too! Have a safe flight and wonderful time on your trip! Hugz Lisa and Bear
WOW, what colors!!!!! Enjoy warm Puerto Rico! It’s 9 degrees in NY!!!!
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My late Grandma feared white butterflies. She was rather superstitious.
She was raised in a superstitious family and believed that white butterflies are ghostly beings.
She did not dare to harm them but she kept freaking out whenever she saw one in the house. LOL
Have a wonderful time and thanks for the awesome butterfly photographs – they are stunning.
Wonderful gift to us–enjoy your holiday.
Wow, beautiful photos. Look forward to seeing some Puerto Rico ones!
What beautiful photos! And such a treat, considering how cold and blustery it is here today.
Thanks for the lovely color on a below zero day!
Cindy, these are magnificent! Thank you so much for sharing! I can’t stop looking at them!! 🙂
Have a good flight and a great time in the Caribbean.
Thank you and stay well and warm my friend! I am in Puerto Rico now and thinking of you and your wife~
Have a wonderful trip, Cindy! Your butterflies are lovely, and it’s wonderful to see so much color on this wintry day. 🙂
I hope they brightened the winter scene! Cheers to you!
Nice to see a touch of warm weather beauty in the midst of a cold winter, Cindy! So lovely!
Hope it warms your day my friend!
Thrilled you think so! Thank you & welcome!
Makes me happy! Mil grazi~
Stunning photographs as always Cindy. Have a safe trip and I look forward to my cyberspace journey with you my friend…
You are just the best person to travel with. I would miss you if your weren’t along…..
OK let’s go…. 🙂
If you can catch a flight to St Croix in a couple days we have room for you!!!! I’m serious you know~
Cindy, your artistry in this field is due to your ability to reimagine everything you capture. This just came to me in an epiphany.
It’s like genres of photography, really. Looking forward to “our” visit to sunny Puerto Rico
Can’t tell you how happy I am to have you come along! You make all my trips so much better! Hugz~
Traveling mercies and have a wonderful time…see ya when you get back with some fantastic pics!
Look farward to sharing with you! I am always loving your posts although have a harder time accessing them when far a afield! If I haven’t liked a post of yours it is because I cannot access it. You know I love everything you do. Cheers & hugs my friend~
PS- Couldn’t find how to comment, but that last ensemble you posted was not only genius, unbelieveable that it wasresale, but also drop dead gorgeous! You rock!
Now, that is just annoying….I removed the Disqis which was the main problem. When you get back, shoot me an email with a print screen. Have fun and be safe!
You too my friend and cheers~
Quite beautiful, and safe passage.
Thanks so much and cheers to you~
Simply gorgeous picture talk to the soul.Thank you Cindy for liking the poem “l wish you know”.Best wishes.jalal
Best to you my friend!
This is beautiful!!
Makes me happy! Thank you~
Magic colours to cheer up this UK resident, here! It’s just grey and grey and more grey, plus rain, rain, rain. No self-respecting butterfly would come near our winter! That’s why I love to follow blogs like yours, Cindy.
Well you know how much I appreciate you dropping by and how much I enjoy your blog! Right now the Holler is in the worst recorded drought in history with an extremely high fire risk…….I would so welcome some cold greay rain!!! Perspective is everything! Cheers to you~
The flowers are as beautiful as the butterflies. Refreshing reminder of why we get through winter. Enjoy the Isalnds.
Awwww, thank you Oscar and be well!
Absolutely beautiful. Love the close ups. So rich in colour, & looks like velvet.
They do look like fuzzy velvet, thank you for seeing & cheers to you~
For me, the saddest thing about dying is, I shall never see another Butterfly kissing a flower. How wonderful is Nature.
Yes, but then we have no idea what we may see after death, but there is much in nature to sorely miss~
I concur with 50% of your double barreled comment 🙂
Didn’t mean it that way at all. Sorry.
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Awwww. I am honored and touched Pat! Thank you~
I love taking pictures on butterflies and these are extremely good captures. Isn’t their proboscis delightful?.
Yes they are amazing and I am so glad you enjoy them! Thank you!
Absolutely gorgeous photos!
Very kind words and so appreciated! Cheers to you & thank you~
You are absolutely welcome! Keep those beautiful photos coming! Spectacular!
Very pretty pictures Ms Cindy.
So appreciated & nice of you to say!
As always, wonderful photos Cindy! Of course, I do love the quotes as well. Merci beaucoup!
So good to hear from you my friend! Hope all is well with you~
I like these butterflies. It is not easy to make such good pictures.
I am so glad you do like them and thank you for your kind words. Cheers to you~
Could not resist sharing some of those beautiful photographs on Pinterest.
I am truly honored! Thank you for your kindness~
Isn’t that fantastic to have winter like this? Great pictures, you’re are a real master, probably takes patience, too.
Visa versa to you X 2! I think you are the master!
I love butterflies! Your photos should be sold in a book or placed in a gallery! You really capture the life, the moment and the beauty. Thank you so much!
Ohhhh, so kind of you and so appreciated too. Thank you & cheers to you~
Thank you for sharing the beauty! 🙂 Cheers to you too!