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 Start to the Butterflies

This gallery is for

Luke Brown

 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.
Joseph Conrad

The fluttering of a butterfly's wings can effect climate changes on the other side of the planet.
Paul Erlich

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.
Anton Chekhov

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
Maya Angelou

"How does one become a butterfly?" she asked. "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."
Anonymous

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

The butterfly counts not months but moments,
and has time enough.

Rabindranath Tagore

Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.
Bradley Millar