October 12, 2007

Wings

Carrying pollen

As I walked back from the labyrinth last week, I stopped to admire some asters blooming crazily along the road. I was enjoying the smell of the dead leaves underfoot, and the coolness in the air. Before returning to my group of friends, to the warmth and light, the talking and the laughter, I wanted to take a moment to say a prayer for a friend who is going through a very difficult time. I sat cross-legged on the grass, on a hill just below the purple flowers, and let my hair cover my face so I could have a few minutes alone. When I looked up again, I was surrounded by monarch butterflies, perhaps a dozen of them, flitting about on the flowers. I thought about how butterflies are seen in some native traditions as messengers between heaven and earth. I watched as the last afternoon sunlight touched their bright colours – and their wings stirred the autumn sky.

10 comments:

Sarah Sometimes said...

such beauty....

Kyla said...

What a perfect moment.

Mike said...

Wow. Stunning and beautiful. God's creation is just amazing.

liz said...

Wow. That is lovely!

AF said...

Maybe such fragile creatures will carry strength to your friend.

Cathy said...

Beautiful photo of the flowers and butterflies.

I am guessing these monarchs are making their migration down south. The gulf fritilaries (sp) were doing the same here by the hundreds. We went over a bridge along the gulf and we counted over 100 as we crossed. God's beauty surely at work.

Yankee T said...

Your lucky friend to have you.

Silver Creek Mom said...

What an AWESOME SHOT! just beautiful!!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

What an awesomely lovely photo! So pretty!

Nice little story with it, too. I love the nude lady shots, too! :-D

BeachMama said...

Stunning photo!