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A Special Butterfly Story

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Butterfly cycle

Fly butterfly fly away up in the tree, and do not injure your beautiful colored wings. You light up the sun and the day with the flapping of your lovely wings.

Every plant smells your velvet wings and wishes there were more of you. The garden yearns for butterflies if only they could come by and enjoy the natural outlay. Fly as much as you can know the different smells of gardens and places. Make your short life a fulfilled one.

The butterfly struggles to get up and fly, a struggle with a purpose. You think it will not happen soon and look a battle in your eye. What you must understand is that every person struggles with a purpose, even a butterfly.

To spread its wings and fly is a free feeling that lies within the butterfly. A cocoon that opens and out comes a peaceful creature. I watched the butterfly for a few minutes, and felt free as it was in that moment.

I felt like catching its wings, but when I reached out to touch the wonderful thing, it flew to the next flower. The body of the butterfly forces its way out a small hole, looking so lifeless but so full of energy.

It pauses for a while as if there is no movement to go on with. When you want to help the butterfly from the opening of the cocoon, it feels at ease and emerges. The wings look stuck together, and the body looks quite bubbled up.

Hoping for the wings to grow bigger by just watching the butterfly will not happen. The poor butterfly lost its balance each time it tried to fly.

Why won't the butterfly fly?

The great attempt of flying was not successful, this should have been a natural process not disturbed by any human. Fluid from the body flows into the wings of the butterfly to allow for flying.

The butterfly had accomplished just that and started flying after nature took its course. There was once a butterfly, with black striped wings, and a bit of red and yellow in color.

It was a lonely butterfly, there was no other to play with. The butterfly flew from one plant to the next, in search of other flowers. The colorful flowers and green plants and it was all it could see and smell.

The sunny day turned into a rainy and dull day, and the butterfly's wings had a touch of wetness on its soft delicate wings. It grew sad for not having to fly.

I noticed the butterfly and wanted to play with the lovely creature, and wanted to give it a warm home. I reached out in the garden and caught it. An easy fragile grip to the wet wings and it could not fly much at that point. Being a fragile creature it gained its strength.

It made me happy when I took the butterfly carefully in my palm and patted the wet wings. I took it inside the house away from the wet and cold moment, the butterfly no longer felt lonely.

The butterfly made a good friend, a human who understood its process in nature, and gave it warmth when needed.

When the bad weather disappeared, I found more butterflies outside in my small attractive flower garden, and let my winged creature friend free to meet the others. I wanted to keep the butterfly indoors, but felt better having set it free. I set the butterfly free to explore other gardens.

I thought of a name, and called it Flutter.

Butterflies are colorful, and I did not give up on Flutter, but to let the butterfly be happier with the same kind as Flutter. When the sun came out there were many butterflies flapping their wings in the garden and the surroundings made Flutter happy and free.

Despite the wet garden Flutter enjoyed the company of other butterflies. The wings dried by nature and off they went into the wild as flippy as can be.

I was ecstatic to see them fly off together, though I was a little sad but knew what was best for the butterfly. There are thousands of butterfly species and lots that nature has to offer us.

Have you ever seen such colorful creatures in your garden?

Butterflies enjoy beautiful surroundings they seek attractive flowers for nectar.

What do you know about butterflies?

They fly and are free, with two pairs of good wings, spread out and in lapping rows. The scaly wings allow butterflies to fly to any place.

How do the wing support butterflies?

The veins in the wings act as a supportive and delicate attachment, it nourishes the wings with blood.

At what body warmth can butterflies fly?

If the body warmth is over eight six degrees, the butterfly can fly up and away. The wings of the butterfly fade in color as the butterfly ages and the wings become ragged in appearance. Before flying the butterfly warms up its body specially in the cooler weather and flies to other gardens.

Butterflies migrate to warmer conditions.

The Sense of Butterflies

How do Butterflies survive in their world?

Butterflies use the five senses to survive in their world. Sight, touch, hear, smell and taste. This is to find food and to mate. The slight changes in the different stages of a moth and butterfly life are short-lived.

Light is from the round eyes on the head of Caterpillars. It cannot see an image right away. The ocelli can notice the difference between light and dark.

Moths and the butterflies can see UV rays and are not able to see like humans do. Long hairs senses touch on caterpillars. Hairs grow from the exoskeleton are attached to the nerve cells.

The sensory hairs have a sense of the surroundings, and while flying the insect has a sense about the wind.

What about Smell and Taste?

  • The small mouth parts under the mandibles contain the cells of taste.
  • Caterpillars eat green leaves of trees to survive their short lifespan.
  • The feet of butterflies have sense organs to taste the sugar and nectar from plants.
  • Senses allow butterflies to lay their eggs in suitable places.
  • Butterflies need to know if a certain food is good to eat for them.
  • Noises startle caterpillars.
  • Noises are heard through the wings of butterflies and moths.
  • An organ called the Johnston's organ is found at the base of the antennae.
  • This organ is in charge of the balance when the butterfly flies off.
  • Gardens attract a butterfly's needs in all four stages, from the egg, caterpillar, chrysalls and to the adult stages.

Having plants and flowers, water, shelter and the suitable places to lay their eggs. Grow nectar-rich flowers to attract butterflies to your garden. The plants are eaten after the eggs are being laid on the correct type of plant.

Nectar plants for butterflies and the kind of plants that have nectar. The flower nectar for butterflies is crucial many types such as shrubs with flowers and vines play a part in the life cycle of butterflies.

So, plan your garden well, l have plentiful butterflies. There should be sufficient light for butterflies to regulate the temperature of their bodies.

The temperature on the outside can also be too hot for them. There should be both sunny and shady places in the garden to allow butterflies to cool off while they eat. A butterfly bush called Buddleia has sweet nectar flowers for hummingbirds and bees; this makes a perfect bush for butterflies and moths.

A lovely garden attracts many insects.

Beautiful creature!

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2013 Devika Primić

Comments

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 27, 2013:

Au fait I like this hub as well and think the same about it. thank you for commenting and always appreciated

C E Clark from North Texas on November 26, 2013:

Photos are gorgeous and I have to agree with several other of your commenters; this is one of your best articles. Voted up and BAI!

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 25, 2013:

Hi Eiddwen thank you for sharing comments on my hubs very kind of you to come always appreciated.

Eiddwen from Wales on November 25, 2013:

Beautiful DDE I loved it and vote up.

Eddy.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 24, 2013:

whonunuwho thank you for commenting on my hubs always appreciated

whonunuwho from United States on November 24, 2013:

Nice story. Thank goodness we have the beautiful butterflies to help transfer pollen, and help out our struggling bees!

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 23, 2013:

Jackie Lynnley good to read another one of your comments so glad you came by thank you

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 23, 2013:

Hi Jo_Goldsmith11 thanks for the vote up, tweet and sharing so glad you came by.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 23, 2013:

midget38 thank you for sharing your thoughts here always appreciated.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 23, 2013:

Hi D.A.L. so good to hear from you my interesting butterflies have recently stunned me and they are such beautiful creatures. Thanks for the votes up, and tweeted have a good weekend.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 23, 2013:

Thank you thumbi7 have a pleasant day.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on November 22, 2013:

Well done, all the info and poem too...and pictures. I love butterflies and this summer was the best in years for them. ^

Jo_Goldsmith11 on November 22, 2013:

Just beautiful and it is my favorite! I love butterflies. I have earrings that I wear when I need to go out and connect with people. The butterfly earrings help me to feel so confident.

Thank you for sharing this profound work of art!

Shared, tweet and up+++

Shalom

Michelle Liew from Singapore on November 22, 2013:

I loved the parallels of the purpose of the human and the butterfly. Awesome!

Dave from Lancashire north west England on November 22, 2013:

What can I say that has not already been said about this beautifully written story enhanced by beautiful pictures. Well done. as you know my writings on hub pages are all about nature in all its forms and this one of yours as touched all my natural senses. Beautiful and voted up, and tweeted

JR Krishna from India on November 22, 2013:

Your hub is beautiful and colorful

I enjoyed your write-up

Thanks for sharing

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 22, 2013:

AliciaC I like to try different avenues of writing thank you for sharing your kind words here.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 22, 2013:

Denise Handlon Thank you for all votes so kind of you to come by and share your wonderful thoughts.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 22, 2013:

Hi tillsontitan Thank you for vote up, useful and interesting, I appreciate you coming by here your comments are always helpful

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 22, 2013:

Good Day FlourishAnyway, thank you for taking the time and sharing your thoughts at my hubs I am so glad you came by .

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on November 21, 2013:

You have created a lovely butterfly story, Devika! Thank you very much for sharing it.

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on November 21, 2013:

DDE I love this hub and its photos of butterflies so much! I have always had a special love for butterflies and you've offered many interesting facts that are useful Thanks. :) UP/and across and shared.

Mary Craig from New York on November 21, 2013:

Most people are butterfly fans at heart and you've certainly touched the heart in this hub. They are such beautiful creatures, so delicate and colorful. Well done DD.

Voted up, useful, and beautiful.

FlourishAnyway from USA on November 21, 2013:

I love the ideas of struggling with a purpose and living your short life fully. Lives are always too short, aren't they? Beautiful images as well. Sharing this gem.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 21, 2013:

Hi Elias Zanetti thank you for the vote up and for sharing your views here

Elias Zanetti from Athens, Greece on November 21, 2013:

Way to go DDE, very lovely hub!!

Voted up!

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 21, 2013:

tobusiness you are too kind always coming by at my hubs and sharing your helpful comments thank you very much

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 21, 2013:

Hi Mike Robbers thank you for sharing such a delightful comment on my hub A Special Butterfly Story I truly appreciate your comments

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 21, 2013:

Hi Mike Robbers thank you for sharing such a delightful comment on my hub A Special Butterfly Story I truly appreciate your comments

Mike Robbers from London on November 21, 2013:

Even the word beauty isn't enough to describe this hub... The whole presentation along with the fantastic pictures is indescribably beautiful.My congratulations DDE!!

Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on November 21, 2013:

Devika, simply beautiful!..As a child, I loved it when suddenly after a heavy down pour the sun would come out and the garden would be teeming with pretty butterflies. Almost as if they appeared by magic, ephemeral beings from another dimension.

Loved this, well done. :)

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 21, 2013:

Hello R.Q. so kind of you to comment on my hub about he butterfly story thank you and I appreciate you coming by.

Romeos Quill from Lincolnshire, England on November 21, 2013:

Hi DDE,

A great Hub with lots of useful information about one of nature's wondrous beauties; your pictures are really pleasant. Thank you, and enjoy a lovely day.

R.Q.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 20, 2013:

Good Morning Faith Reaper, thank you for the vote up and sharing so kind of you to come by and share your views on this hub.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 20, 2013:

Hi sallybea thank ou fro sharing your comment on butterflies I too enjoyed seeing them around this year I look forward to reading more hubs from you.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 20, 2013:

Hi Jamie so kind you to share your views on this hub I appreciate you coming by. Thank you.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 20, 2013:

epbooks butterflies are so beautiful and I had the opportunity to observe them around the garden was amazing, thank you for sharing your comments on my hubs.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 20, 2013:

Hi kidscrafts so glad you came by here, thank you for the vote up, beautiful, interesting, useful, and awesome. You are one of my great supporters take care now.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 20, 2013:

Hello Shyron E Shenko thanks for hte vote up,B.I, and shared so glad you came by.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 20, 2013:

Hi billybuc thank you very much

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 20, 2013:

Hi CraftytotheCore thank you for the encouraging comment I had this hub for a while and finally had to let go of it. I appreciate your comments

Faith Reaper from southern USA on November 20, 2013:

Devika,

This is indeed a special butterfly story! I love it. It is so beautifully written and has a powerful message too. Love all the imagery.

Butterflies are so beautiful and delicate.

Up and more and sharing

Blessings, Faith Reaper

Sally Gulbrandsen from Norfolk on November 20, 2013:

DDE - my eyes just lit when I saw the word Butterfly - lots of useful information and lots of lovely butterflies. Thee were amazing this year and the Buddleia Bushes were alive with Butterflies. It really was a delight to see and so was this Hub.

Sally

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on November 20, 2013:

This is a beautifully done hub. Thank you. Jamie

Elizabeth Parker from Las Vegas, NV on November 20, 2013:

This was so nice. I love butterflies- last year we had so many of them, but I've never seen the blue ones before. Beautiful hub!

kidscrafts from Ottawa, Canada on November 20, 2013:

The cycle of butterflies is just incredible when you think about it!

One year I had a student who brought a container with 2 chrysalises and she told me that one of the chrysalises would give a butterfly on that day. She kept the container in front of her and as soon as the chrysalis was starting to break, all the students and I were around watching this event unfold. That was the best science lesson I could ever give! I found that I was quite lucky to witness the birth of a butterfly and to have share it with my students!

Thank you for sharing this beautiful hub, Devika! Great pictures as well!

Definitely voted up, useful, interesting, beautiful and awesome!

Have a great day!

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on November 20, 2013:

My Special Butterfly Story, These are some of my favorite things. Who does not love Butterflys?

voted up, B,I, and shared.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 20, 2013:

I love butterflies....love them....love stories about them...love information about them. Well done DDE; I agree with Crafty...this is my favorite of yours.

CraftytotheCore on November 20, 2013:

DDE, this one is one of my favorites of your Hubs! I love it! I love the photos. I love the writing. It's fantastic. My favorite part is this, "every person struggles with a purpose." Oh, just breathtaking!

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