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Originally posted on Authentic Photography:

Lessons from a Dragonfly

A dragonfly accepts it’s brevity of life
With its gossamer wings feeling the breeze
Full of freedom it watches our joy and our strife
Its wisdom learned flitting from water to air to trees
With wings that shimmer showing purpose and duty
Obedient to all of life’s changes in flight
Modestly it shows us its outer beauty
Always gracious, mindful and full of delight
So whether what life gives you is good, bad, or sad
Show others that inner beauty counts and matters
Make your actions amount to many smiles and be glad
For the dragonfly knows it lives a brief life this way
So I learn from this creature to live wisely each day
And make every minute special to those that you love
As the dragonfly watches our actions from above

~Ruth O’Neill

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Originally posted on Authentic Photography:

“The little caterpillar creeps

Awhile before in silk it sleeps.

It sleeps awhile before it flies,

And flies awhile before it dies,

And that’s the end of three good tries.”

~David McCord

“The Gulf Fritillary is named after the colorful, orange-red fritillary flower.”

“The reference to the Gulf is due to the fact that this species is common in the states around the Gulf of Mexico.”

“The Gulf Fritillary is a Native of Florida.  They fly year round in southern Florida and recolonizes in northern Florida after cold winters.”

I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.


Emmel, T.C., & Kenney, B. (1997).  Florida’s Fabulous Butterflies. Tampa:  World Publications.

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