Thursday, May 26, 2016

I Feel A Pull...

"Butterflies can't see their wings.  They can't see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can.  People are like that as well."  -  unknown

As if a moth to a flame,
I feel a pull.
What has drawn me closer.
Looking through the viewfinder
I see it.
Frame it.
Hold my breath.
Press the button.
I feel a flutter in my chest.
What captured me
I have now captured.

Why do I take pictures?
I collect evidence of a beautiful world.
I can show you,
If you would like.
Prove to you there is still beauty among us.
Quiet beauty,
Often drowned out by the noise of chaos.
Beauty that can only be seen if you look for it.
But I assure you,
It is still here.

I found these beautiful butterflies last week at the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati, Ohio (you can check them out here).  It is hard to take a bad picture of a butterfly. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!



  1. Be still my heart. That first shot is of a Monarch near the end of her life. You can see it in her wings. Evidence of her long journey...beautiful, beautiful post Michelle

  2. Such a great quote today. And so true. Why are we are own worst crirtics while others see such greatness in us? Love your photos today.

  3. These are just gorgeous Michelle. I saw a quote this morning from a Japanese photographer and it spoke to me which in a way goes with what you are saying. He said "Capturing isn't for showing. But recording as a journal." That is what I have always said I wanted my blog to be about and he hit the nail on the head with his quote. Butterflies are so fleeting but if you have patience to catch so beautifully as you did it is worth the capture. Enjoy your weekend.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the thought about not seeing one's own wings. How true.

  5. Hello Michelle, What truths and such fantastic photos to admire. I do find that the people most like butterflies exude a quiet peace that gives them loveliness. As a person who takes photos, I'm always aware of these small but significant moments that I'd like to remember.

  6. Great quote and words so beautifully written, Michelle !
    Love your photos ... the details are amazing !
    Have a nice weekend,

  7. Lovely!! Lovely!! Image 2 is my favorite! :) Thank you for sharing such Loveliness, Michelle. :) Cheers!!

  8. So totally love your words and images Michelle! Indeed we often do not see our own beauty but I think capturing beauty helps us with that in so many ways.

  9. Michelle...I'm finally catching up...Hopefully this summer I will have more time to do what I love doing...LOL
    The butterflies are stunning and you have captured them beautifull. I also, always love coming and reading your beautiful words...this is a wonderful post.