Friday, April 13, 2012

This Moment - Flutter

A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week or day or experiences . A simple moment….extraordinary moment… a moment where one can just be. A moment in time where I can pause…savor… and remember.

This Moment is a ritual found on Life inspired by the Wee Man adopted from SouleMama which was introduced to me by Sarah-Jane of Samuel Michaels Photography. If you would like to participate….. then post your picture on a Friday and leave your link in the comment section and above so that I and others can visit you as well.



Yesterday morning I noticed this beautiful creature struggling to fly and in obvious distress and for some reason I decided to attempt to save its life. "Nursing injured butterflies" was googled and I followed the advice from experts but it wouldn't eat or drink despite my efforts. Sadly it passed away last night but hopefully it knows I tried everything in my power to keep it alive. RIP!!!

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  1. I am so sorry to hear David! So sad to see them get hurt and then despite of all efforts to safe them, not make it.

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    1. The odds were against him but I wanted to try anyway...The average lifespan of a butterfly is only 8 months....not very long to begin with

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  2. So sorry it passed...I think it was a beautiful gesture of compassion that you tried to help it.

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    1. Thanks Jessica!! I feel good knowing I done all possible to save one of God's creatures..

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  3. So sorry...inspite of our best intentions things happen.

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    1. Things happen indeed including death.

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  4. Pretty and sad. They do have a very short life span. How wonderful of you to try.

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    1. That's an accurate description...Pretty and sad. The weather dipped into the 40s , sure that was a factor...

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  5. David, you have such a tender heart. I'm sure the butterfly knows . . . if not, God certainly does.
    Blessings to you!

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    1. I'm kind-hearted in regards to the suffering of animals and wanting their end of life to be as painless as possible. Gnats on the other hand I will destroy!! :)

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  6. David...what a beautiful heart you have...I know the feeling of wanting to try all that you can to postpone the passing of any creature upon this earth and the sadness we feel when they leave us...the key is you did what you always do...it is who you are....and that is a wonderful gift.

    You walk with Compassion and see the value of all things that cross your path. ( well mayby not a gnat..) and you go into rescue mode when you are needed.

    How wonderful that this beautiful Butterfly had you there in it's final moments of life...good to be back here...Always my dear friend....xx

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    1. I do my best to show compassion and it's hard at times but in this instance it was a no brainer that I had to try something. Butterflies are such amazing animals, its a shame that they don't live longer. Compassion spurs compassion and hopefully some will come my way in time of need. Thanks so much for visiting, commenting, and sharing!! Glad to have you back. You're the best LeeAnn!! :)

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  7. Hello David.
    There's nothing like kindness in a moment of weakness. It's a pity the butterfly couldn't make it, but you tried to help it and that goes a long way. Lovely photo & moment. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Andy...I did indeed try though the result wasn't what I desired

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  8. David: You are such a tender heart! I love you!

    My Moment:
    http://www.dangerouslinda.com/?p=1933

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    1. Thanks for the sweet words Linda!! :)

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  9. Awwwww Thank you for your efforts..It is beautiful...As always...XOXOXOX

    http://bongoisme.blogspot.com/2012/04/announcing-blogging-and-friends-blog.html#axzz1ryn2LVmy

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and blessing me with your presence. Take care Bonnie!!

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  10. Ahaaa... reminds me that I too have a butterfly captured.. beautiful creatures aren't they.. vibrant and colourful :)

    thank you for the moment..

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    1. Butterflies are such lovely fascinating creatures...They contribute so much to the world in a short amount of time. Thanks for the visit!!

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  11. David you're such a sweetheart. I'm sorry it didn't survive...Such a beautiful, luminous creature. ♥

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    1. Corinne I'm sorry as well...I was hoping it would have survived another day or two but it was not to be :(

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  12. Noticing life is a gift from God. The butterfly is like a reminder to cherish each moment because life itself is fleeting. Last spring I found a bird had laid some eggs in nest it built on a ladder we left outside. We had to move the ladder because it didn't belong on the deck. The bird kept coming back to the nest where we moved it under the deck to keep the eggs warm and then it stop coming back. It was sad to see it abandoned the nest and I felt somehow responsible for intervening in the cycle of life. Humans and animals have different ways I suppose.

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    1. Glad you shared that story with me...I would feel exactly the same way if I saw the nest abandoned but life must go on. Thanks so much for visiting!!

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