August 16, 2013

Chasing Butterflies

August 16, 2013 Photo of the day:
"Buckeye Butterfly"

"Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp, 
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
will alight upon you." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

These two common buckeye butterflies were 
 flitting playfully among the potentilla this afternoon.

Just like when I was little, I moved stealthily,
trying to capture these fascinating creatures;
only now, instead of a net, I use a camera.