Friday, June 1, 2012

Theme Day: Tranquility


There is something supremely tranquil about watching a beautiful butterfly gracefully make its way from flower to flower.
In Phoenix, I have two places I go when I want to get away from everyday stresses and you probably won't be surprised by either.  The Desert Botanical Garden is my first choice and when the heat of the summer makes that choice difficult, I choose the Phoenix Art Museum and just wander the galleries.  Today's butterfly was spotted at the Desert Botanical Garden.

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18 comments:

JM said...

Absolutely beautiful! Is this a Monarch Butterfly?

Milton Ostetto said...

simplesmente linda, fantastica

Kate said...

I find it fascinating, yet not at all surprising, that so many of us have used nature as the object of tranquility today. Great shot of a beautiful subject.

brattcat said...

how lovely.

Randy said...

Great colors. Look at those wings. They almost look like they were painted.

Kathy said...

The lantana blossoms definitely complement the colors of this beautiful butterfly. You've had some really nice shots lately, Sharon.

Chrissy Brand said...

That's a stunning photo and beautiful colours - Tranquility indeed.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It might be tranquil for you, but the butterfly was probably quite busy.

Teresa said...

very tranquil....lovely!

Susie of Arabia said...

I love your close-up shots, Sharon. The colors of the lantana and the butterfly really pop against the green background.

Judy said...

This is a beauty! The butterfly is the only insect that gives me a tranquil feeling.

Karl Demetz said...

Ha... this is fantastic, superbe shot, Sharon! I wish you a nice weekend, greetings from Italy :-)

Mo said...

And such beautiful colours. You have a great eye for colour

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

You're a brave girl to venture out to the Botanical Garden on a day with the heat of today.

Jack said...

Nice butterfly shot. It seems that the desert botanical museum has the same effect on you that Elizabeth Park has on me.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Excellent and colorful choice for theme day. Well done, take care!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh the patterns on it's wings are exquisite Sharon, altogether a perfect image for today.

RedPat said...

Wonderful pic of a big-time traveller!