Friday, October 24, 2008

Video: Dying Butterfly

I was in the garden one day and saw a Monarch Butterfly fluttering on the ground. When I went to look at it a large bee or wasp was attacking its body. I struggled with whether to let nature do it's thing, but couldn't stand it for very long, so I interfered and rescued the butterfly.

When I picked it up it's blood got on my finger. It was yellow. I thought how beautiful for a Monarch to have yellow blood. It seemed so color coordinated.

I realized it was not going to live since it was fluttering in my hand. A response of the nervous system I suppose. It flung its wings back in the opposite direction of how they sit with their wings closed. I didn't know they could do that. It kept fluttering as I laid it in the flower bed, so I took a video of this dying butterfly to remind me of how precious life is.

Here's the video:

The Monarch's Last Dance


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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know beautiful sounds odd, but just think.
This butterfly fulfilled its God given purpose for a time here on earth. It did its part to balance nature's cycle. Perhaps is was the one that lighted on my shoulder that one day when I needed God's touch. Its purpose was to give and it did.
Now to view ourselves like that.
Suzanne

provoking pondering said...

I am so glad to see that you understand that God shows himself present to us in a variety and a myriad of wonderful and simple ways.

Christina Bethke said...

I love the sounds on this video. I picture myself there :) I can hear your windchimes. It is a sweet travel home for the butterfly.

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