Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I Gotcha - Finally

My first summer at Woodhave and I have tried to capture a picture of a butterfly. They are never still long enough or I am not fast enough.

Finally yesterday afternoon (between all the chores) I captured this shot.

If I do say so myself - One Woman I am proud of you!!

The happy heart runs with the river, floats on the air, lifts to the music,
soars with the eagle, hopes with the prayer.
Maya Anglou

On this day I wish you a constantly Happy Heart


Balisha said...

Worth waiting for...I would say. What a lovely photo. The butterfly seems to be enjoying the phlox. I enjoy it's scent is so wonderful when you pass by.Have a great weekend...Balisha

Jessi Cotterill said...

Very beautiful picture, Ern! You've focus on the butterfly and the background is blur. Very professional!!

One Woman's Journey said...

Balisha, you never know until you download your picutes. There it was and also a wonderful evening sunset which I will share later.
Have a good day. Jamie and girls are arriving soon to spend the day with me :)

One Woman's Journey said...

Jessi, I did not even notice that.
Like you said - I just focused on the butterfly. Have a good night.
My son called a few moments ago.
Needless to say that puts a smile on his mom's face :)

Tabor said...

Congratulations. I know this has been a goal of yours all summer.

Ugich Konitari said...

She flutters
flower to flower,
the aroma,
the nectar,
and smell of the woods.

She often wondered
she was
a mixture
black and white
and not colored.

And one day,
she heard
the wet Earth
say ,
"Its all about
being part of a happy
wonderful picture,
showing off
each others best .

It doesnt matter
what color
yourself carry
in life ....."

One Woman's Journey said...

Tabor, thank you - you know me well.
Dear Ugich - no words to express the pleasure your poems bring me.
Thank you!!

lilalia said...

Stunning photo and well to pat yourself on the back about. I've always thought butterflies, hummingbirds, and dragonflies are such etherially beautiful creatures, their beauty can not be captured on paper. Yet, yuodid manage.

One Woman's Journey said...

lilalia, I have been trying all summer. The butterflies and hummingbirds just never stopped moving their wings and a good photo of them was impossible.
Thank you...

Beverly said...

I seem to have more butterflies this summer. I have gotten a picture or two, but, they are not too clear. You did a great job...The heat is back with us, so keep cool!

One Woman's Journey said...

Beverly - I have tried all summer.
Finally did it. Yes, butterflies everywhere.

thesouthernlady64 said...

WOW what a great picture. You are becoming quite the pro with that camera! You are just like that old Virginia Slims commercial that says, "You've come a long way, baby"! I remember when you first got your computer and now you are a master at both. I am proud of you!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I love this shot. I also love the idea of you getting some of your favorite photos printed as cards or a calendar!


p.s. I am going to do some fine things in the kitchen with all that beautiful basil!

Freda said...

What a beautiful photo and thanks for the wish for a Happy Heart. It is much needed with a challenging week ahead. Every blessing

kenju said...

I have tried SO many times this summer to get a good photo of butterflies, and so few of them turn out. On Sat., I took one of a butterfly in the final stages of life. It broke my heart.

One Woman's Journey said...

Judy, My Jamie, Freda and Kenju
Thanks to each of you for checking in with me. Kenju, sad about our nature friends.

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pve design said...

Just yesterday on my morning walk, I took my camera just in case and what joy to see a butterfly who was so kind and posed for me.
I plan to post this week.