She Runs With Net

It is always fun to 1.) see such beauty, and 2.) have it stay still long enough for you to get your camera and take a photo.  This butterfly was in no hurry to fly away.  It was as if it knew it was being photographed.  It posed with a full wing span, a closed wing span, and many positions in between.  I have a children’s picture book manuscript that I have been working on about a little girl learning to be a butterfly catcher – and so this haiga.

Hope there are many moments of rest for you today – and maybe even a moment to run with your net…what is the saying? – butterflies are free.

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8 thoughts on “She Runs With Net

  1. aloha Kris – fun moments. i’ve begun a practice (that i cant always do but i try to do it) of stopping when i see a butterfly and watching it from that one place (turning when necessary) until the butterfly is out of site. wow fun. they are such travelers. …of course when i run into a herd of them… yeah, i’ll have to think on an extension to that practice given the situation. fun. again. cool haiga. butterflies of transformation on. aloha.

    • Hi Rick…I love when you comment…always brings a smile…will incorporate the practice definitely…we don’t often get to see many at one time around here…but this year, seeing more and more…very cool…thanks

      • yeah, i dont often see herds but occasionally i do. i have a butterfly trail that runs through my back yard. only one or two at a time – but through out the day usually. it’s a big white – maybe similar to yours in this photo – with black stripes and bits of color.

        i also learned a few months ago that one of the hawaiian butterflies – a small orange – is attracted to only one kind of flower. i think i can grow this flower so i’m looking for seeds on my walks. i may have found some about a week ago. …i havnt gotten them in soil yet but it’s an ongoing life. fun on butterflies. aloha.

      • that’s cool about planting seeds for that butterfly – I was just hearing about how the migratory song birds from our area are lessening because of the coffee groves being eliminated for coffee fields…so cool that you are planting for the wildlife…love your stamp and haiku, by the way.

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  3. 🙂
    Butterfly

    Lackadaisical
    On tall blades of grass she rests
    energized.. ready set fly

    I know the last line is not correct in the haiku format..BUT ,, I liked it and no other word expressed what I wanted.. I hope it conveyed my message.. 🙂

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