......................................................................................................................................................Finding BEAUTY, JOY and CONTENTMENT in my everyday life.

Friday, February 3, 2012

"Just Living is Not Enough"








"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, 
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
                                                        
                                                          ~Hans Christian Andersen


We enjoyed a little sunshine, freedom and flowers with the butterflies today.....
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, filled with more than just living!

Oleander Butterfly
Sharing at Weekly Top Shot, I Heart Macro, Camera Critters, Your Sunday BestMacro Monday, Sweet Shot Tuesday,
Kent's WW.

57 comments:

Joop Zand said...

These are BEAUTY'S.....very nice photographed.

Greetings, Joop

geanina said...

How sensitive! I really like..

Liz said...

Beautiful shots, Karen! I love the clarity you get with your camera. The colour of that flower is so beautiful.
We didn't have sunshine today but hoping for it tomorrow as we plan to drive down to Fingal or close by specifically for photos :)

Isabelle said...

Hi, Karen, I totally agree with Hans Christian Andersen :) Have a good week-end with those lovely butterflies!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Hi Liz, hope your drive an photo-spot searching goes well tomorrow. We didn't have much sunshine today, just a little is all it takes.

Tina´s PicStory said...

how beautiful! the contrast of the colors couldn´t be better :)

Nadege, said...

Beautifully captured. The green background is just perfect.

Lea s Menagerie said...

Beautiful butterfly photos!
Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog post for the 52 Week Salad Challenge.
Have a great week-end!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Thesse are excellent, congrats !

Giga said...

Niech Wam słoneczko świeci, żebyś mogła robić wiele cudownych zdjęć, jak te. Pozdrawiam. *** Let the sun shines you, you could do a lot of wonderful pictures like these. Yours.

Marianne said...

Fotos und Zitat wunderschön!!

GLG Marianne ♥

s.c said...

Photo's perfect as always. Quotation also. You must give a lot of thinking about it. Great

Joyful said...

I love the quotation and your photos are simply beautiful. I hope the waters are receding in your back yard.

MarieHarmony said...

Uplifting post - photos, butterflies and quotes are dancing in front of my eyes. I know now the week-end will be bright and joyful, keeping these words and colours in my mind.
Take care

DeeBee L. said...

You surely have found the beauty that is around you! Superb photos! DeeBee

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Wow wow wow! Stunning images!!!

Pam said...

wow, these are truly stunning! i am blown away by the clarity you get with your camera - you are so gifted! they are both beautiful...what a joy to take butterfly pictures!! :)

Reena Walkling said...

Your captures of the butterfly are just remarkable! Love that first profile and how his tongue? curls.

SportyMummy said...

What beautiful photographs...your photos are an inspiration!

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful pictures and I love the quote.

Angie said...

That is one of my favorite quotes. And what gorgeous, couldn't get anymore perfect, images to go along with it. Just breathtaking, Karen. Wow. :)

marijke said...

What a beautifull photo's.
gr. Marijke

Jan said...

Wonderful photos, such an insightful post.
Yes, life sure is a lot more than"just living".

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Beautiful beautiful captures! I love the flutterby & the color of the flower! =)

el-mundo-en-colores said...

posing butterfly.. love the 2nd photo..

Talibra said...

Przepiękne motyle.
Pozdrawiam.

LadyFi said...

Totally gorgeous - both the wise words and the photos!

Bruce Clark said...

Very Nice closeup shot...wonderful colors and great composition.

chubskulit said...

Wow, beautiful captures.

A late visit from Camera Critters, here's my entry

hello gorgeous said...

hey gorgeous! I love EVERYTHING about this shot; the crispness; colour; foreground/background...it feels so touchable!

I really love the colour combo on the flower/butterfly...colours that are "fashionable" in crafts these days! ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous captures!

Chelsea said...

Great Collection of Shots!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Wonderful macro photographs.

Regards and best wishes

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Beautiful close-up shot.. rich color and details... I'm so glad you decided to join us and share at Weekly Top Shot! :-)

Jane said...

Wonderful captures:)

Stewart M said...

Splendid pictures! To the butteflies list I may add a DSLR!

Cheers _ Stewart M

PS: and my wife and kids!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Such a pretty butterfly -- I have not seen one like this before. Lovely shot.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Your Sunday Best. Please feel welcome to join in again. :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow...incredible beauty...and fabulous colors!!

My Monday post is: SPRINGTIME in South TEXAS Do hope you can find a little time to stop by with a 'howdy'!!!

Lori said...

What pretty colors on this butterfly! I've never seen one this color,love it!

Ida said...

Gorgeous shot of this beautiful butterfly and flower. So lovely.

Sharon@SproutsandWildlings said...

I like the spots on the body. Very nice photos.

Kala said...

Gorgeous composition, colors, and details.

Molly said...

I look forward to seeing these beautiful creatures back in my garden. Roll on the summer months.

Mollyxxx

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Amazing colors!

Desirae R said...

Beautiful crip photos!

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

wow!! talk about a sharp picture!!! amazing!! what lens did you use for this!? It's beautiful!!

L. said...

Such a beautiful butterfly--your shots are fantastic!

Amanda said...

the details in these photographs is amazing. i love the contrast of the brown and white butterfly with that dark pink flower. beautiful shots!

Michelle said...

You always have such beautiful, peaceful shots :)

mary said...

beautiful, love the contrast of colors...

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Thank you everyone, your comments are very encouraging.

Jess, these are taken with my Lumix fixed lens super zoom camera, handheld (same as all my photos). It's smaller than a DSLR and not too heavy or expensive. I can hold an umbrella in one hand and shoot with the other if necessary. I use iPhoto for editing. Here's a post on my camera if you are interested -
http://piecesofcontentment.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-cameras-and-gear.html

Karen

Gina Kleinworth said...

So pretty- I love all those colors against the brown wings.

Rena said...

The first butterfly pic is just stunning, perfect in every way. And don't you just love that curly-Q feeler? So adorable, honestly.

Bogdan said...

Beautiful photos. They are simple but natural this is what makes them beautiful.

Cheryl B. said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos!! I love butterfly/flower photos and can't wait until spring arrives here so that I can get back outside to take more of my own!

I have 7 children, so it's nice to have a bigger family and the love of photography in common with you!

Take care, and God bless you and your family!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Hi Cheryl, thanks for stopping by. Seems we do some things in common! Do you have a blog?
Karen

Carol said...

Beautiful capture! I love the quote too.

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