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Friday, August 27, 2010

Gardinias and Butterflies...

Today we were blessed with the most beautiful Monarch Butterfly who came and perched on the Hummingbird feeder!!  He came back several times.

Such beautiful, delicate creatures!  Yesterday, my hubby picked one of our beautiful Gardenias from the bush at the side of the house.  He does not care for the pungeant aroma but still admires their beauty.  I loved it!

I had to experiment with the soft focus in my photo program and liked the way it came out.

Little gifts from thee...
                      ©Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart

A lovely flower he brought to me
And I treasured it as you can see
I put it where I spend my time
And now I see it all the time.

He always thinks of things to brighten my day
Though he is not well,  but still I pray
Every day for a miracle to come
And heal my beloved, my dearest one.

We treasure each moment given to us
And he bears his burdens without a fuss
Though pain is often his companion now
His love never ceases to overflow
And cover me....


Micki said...

Oh, those are gorgeous photos! That butterfly is so pretty!

Connie Arnold said...

That's so beautiful! Thank you for sharing the blessing in my day.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

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What beautiful photography and a beautiful and inspiring poem. I got to your blog through Lloyd. God bless you and feel free to visit me. Dr. Bobbi

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Kerrie,
What a lovely post. The sweet butterfly is such an inspiration to see on the feeder. Your Gardenia is beautiful. I love them too.
Your poem is beautiful. You are so talented.
Thank you for sharing so sweet moment in pics.

Have a great rest of the weekend. Thank you for stopping by and your kind words.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

Doris Sturm said...

Oh, Kerrie, what a lovely poem for your husband. It's so sweet ... and why are Gardenias growing there NOW? Our gardenia season was way back in April or May (I think!) Lucky you! I could od smelling these flowers. They are one of my favorites!

You know before today, I would have thought this was a Monarch too, but it's a Viceroy butterfly, a Monarch imposture. I learned how to identify butterflies today that look like Monarchs, but actually are not. If you want to find out more, read my friend, Samantha's, blog and she explains it in detail:

You see, the butterfly you photographed has those horizontal lines along the parallel striping on the wings that Monarchs do not have. She also explains how to tell the difference between male and female...I still have yet to go to Callaway Gardens to see their butterfly exhibit. Have you ever been? I need to go in the Spring next year - no excuses!

Have a wonderful day and bless you both! (Gesh, a Gardenia this time of year? I'm still in shock!)

With love,
Doris and Gizzy :-)