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Plugging a hole that slipped by in the last blog….

Posted in Nature, Photographers, Photographic Commentary, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2008 by sambissell

Just a quick one here, folks……….. in the last post, I meant to give mention to another blogger, whose site I find incredibly enthralling, if not for the photographs she has taken, then for her prose. Anna’s Bee World is the work of buzzybeegirl, who is a graduate student at the University of Arizona. I’ve mentioned Anna’s blog before but her most recent one is about moths…excuse me, it’s about caterpillars and what they become. I highly recommend that you check out her work– incredible closeups — of these beautiful creatures. The beauty she exhibits in her closeups, I find, is just astounding. Take a moment or two and go see for yourself!

Visitor at Dawn (Cabbage Butterfly, Pieris rapae)

Visitor at Dawn (Cabbage Butterfly, Pieris rapae)

I sent her an email a couple of days ago, asking about a couple of run-ins I had had recently. Originally, I just thought they were butterflies…but, after I had seen her recent post, it seemed natural to assume they were moths. She concluded, of course, that they ARE butterflies.
The “run-ins” I had with these 2 butterflies came at a time for me, this summer, which meant a great deal to me. On somewhat of a make-shift “walk-about” in July, I discovered some very deep and intrinsic details about my inner core. I’ll leave it at that and let you read an explanation of the butterfly’s power, below.

Guide and Friend (Skipper Butterfly, Hesperiidae family)

Guide and Friend (Skipper Butterfly, Hesperiidae family)

Simply put, butterfly symbolism is about transformation or, better still, the never-ending cycle of self-transformation. By determining where you are in each or in all of the stages — egg, larva, cocoon, or birth — you understand where you are and each symbol can teach you where you are headed for the next stage in your transformation. The clearest message of the butterfly is that you are either about to undergo, or are already undergoing, some sort of change in your life, whatever it may be. For a clear description of the symbolism of butterflies (or any of the other beings in Native American medicine), refer to the work of Jamie Sams.

Have an excellent weekend! I know I will!

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