Tuesday, February 14, 2012



This week on Texture Tuesday the prompt is to offer up a photo centered around happiness. I had to go to the archives for this one, not because there's no happiness around me (!), but because I just don't have any recent photos worthy of submission...every time I go outside, it's the same pictures of the same bare trees and brown leaves. I am so ready for spring! This photo makes me smile - I took it at the Botanical Gardens and when I saw the butterfly perched so delicately on the flower, I frantically grabbed my camera and tried to capture it before it flew off. I was in such a rush that I felt sure it would be a blurry mess, so I was thrilled later on when I uploaded the picture and saw the gorgeous results. It made me very happy! I used Kim's "providence" texture at Darken/30%, which gave a very subtle but pretty effect. Happy Valentine's day, everyone!

I've watched you now a full half-hour;
Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly! Indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless! - not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!

~William Wordsworth



  1. So pretty! Butterflies always make me happy:)

  2. Wow, beautiful picture, flower and butterfly.
    Marit, Norway

  3. Wow, that is gorgeous!! The clarity, and richness of the colors is amazing!

  4. Oh, this is beautiful!! (I'm having the same problem you are - tired of taking pictures of bare trees! Spring has to be coming soon, right?!)

  5. Sherri, this is a lovely photograph! And I hear you on having any recent photos to show. LOL! I am in the same boat!! Trying to get ready for a trip and play catch-up with all my 52 photo projects, and workshops, etc.. NOT easy! LOL... Oh well... :) Love Mr. Wordsworth! Happy Wednesday! :)