“Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.” — Henry David Thoreau
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Black Swallowtail on lilac. One of North America’s favorite butterflies, these beauties sometimes live as long as 35 to 40 days, but average only 10 to 12 days. Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2016
5 thoughts on “Elusiveness”
This is so true but sometimes hard to believe.
The photographs are gorgeous, and Henry David’s words are so, so wise!
Boy, what a great photo! Looks so familiar! wink wink 🙂 And I feel a little butterfly on MY shoulder… ha ha ha
Great shots! 🙂