Taking flight…


Remember the butterflies I told you about?

The weather was warm enough earlier this week to let them go.

My daughter held one of them up, expecting it to fly away quickly.

But it didn’t.

Instead, it sat on her hand for several minutes, slowly beating its wings, almost like it was testing its ability before it would let go.

We waited.

And waited.

“Come on, little guy. You can do it,” my daughter said.

Finally, the butterfly left her hand, fluttered up toward the sky, and over our backyard fence.

I guess sometimes we just need a word of encouragement before we take flight.  :)

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13 Comments on Taking flight…

    February 25, 2011 at 7:05 am (7 years ago)

    Love this!

  2. Genny
    February 25, 2011 at 1:44 pm (7 years ago)

    Thanks, Barbie. :)

  3. SarahinSC
    February 25, 2011 at 4:15 pm (7 years ago)

    Beautiful picture and story!

  4. Heather
    February 25, 2011 at 5:42 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi! I'm a new follower from mom's tree house! :) Would love for you to follow back!That is an amazing pic! I know I always need a little encouragement before I take flight. Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands! and Lynhea Designs

  5. debi9kids
    February 25, 2011 at 6:20 pm (7 years ago)

    Oh how great! I often wonder if thise butterfly kits will result in butterflies actually flying away.Good to hear it works.Great photo!

  6. Linda
    February 26, 2011 at 12:27 am (7 years ago)

    Smiling as I'm typing! Love this and your blog. Visiting from Moms Treehouse. Happy weekend!

  7. Gina Conroy
    February 26, 2011 at 1:13 am (7 years ago)

    I remember when we hatched (?) butterflies! They hung around for a while! Precious photos and wonderful experience!

  8. Quixotically Chaotic
    February 27, 2011 at 3:00 am (7 years ago)

    Oh how beautiful! I found you through Mom's Tree House. I'm a new follower. :-)Maggie

  9. Lolli
    February 27, 2011 at 3:15 am (7 years ago)

    What a great catch! I love the sentiment here. Yes, sometimes we ALL need a little encouragement to take flight. :)

  10. Cecily R
    February 27, 2011 at 5:08 pm (7 years ago)

    Perfect visual for a great thought. I love it!

  11. Genny
    February 27, 2011 at 9:52 pm (7 years ago)

    Thanks, Cecily. I love joining in on your photo story Friday!

  12. Sleppery
    March 1, 2011 at 9:11 pm (7 years ago)

    new follower from MBCFeel free to check out my blog and follow back ^^https://slepperymind.blogspot.com


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