This gallery is for
who calls himself
The Butterfly Gardener.
All photos taken at the live butterfly exhibition
at the Natural History Museum in London.
This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits
still on it; but man will never on his heap of mud keep still.
The fluttering of a butterfly's wings can effect climate
changes on the other side of the planet.
In nature a repulsive caterpillar turns into a lovely butterfly.
But with humans it is the other way around: a lovely
butterfly turns into a repulsive caterpillar.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit
the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
"How does one become a butterfly?" she asked. "You must
want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a
Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always
beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight
The butterfly counts not months but moments,
and has time enough.
Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to
the child as it is to the caterpillar.