Wildlife Wednesday: Autumn Butterflies

A beautiful Buckeye butterfly enjoys sweet Lantana on a warm, October day.


“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.”


Naya Rivera



Photos by Woodland Gnome 2018


Butterfly photos taken at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden


“Catching creativity is like catching butterflies –

fast-flying, bright-colored sparks darting here and there,

it requires quick wits, good eyes and desire to net them.

And once you have them, you need to act fast.

An idea, like a butterfly doesn’t last long: it is ephemeral.

It is here, and now it is gone –

so quick, grab your laptop, your pen and paper,

your Dictaphone, your sketch pad,

whatever your mode of expression or recording,

swoop and catch.”


Lucy H. Pearce

About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

One response to “Wildlife Wednesday: Autumn Butterflies

  1. I love watching butterflies. There was many flying around yesterday evening when I was out walking.

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