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!