Friday, September 17, 2010

Fingerprint Friday - Butterfly

Fingerprint Friday was started by Beki, at The Rusted Chain. It was inspired by the song by Steven Curtis Chapman that contains the line..."when I look at you, I can see the fingerprints of God." To participate and/or visit all of the blogs that do, go to the Fingerprint Friday Post on Beki's blog and follow the instructions.

Butterfly...again?...really?  Yes! Why?  Because 

they are everywhere and they are beautiful.

Flutter by...butterfly! 

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

Like most fingerprints of God, butterflies are better best enjoyed when one is sitting, quietly observing, instead of chasing them down with a camera like a crazy person.  That's why I try to do a bit of both...sitting quietly for immediate gratification and chasing down for later enjoyment.  This one did not like the chasing down bit, so I finally gave up after two shots  and simply enjoyed the fluttering by!  

Now, go look around you for your own Fingerprints of God and have a lovely Friday!


  1. Beautiful photo! Like the Hawthorne quote also.

  2. I love butterflies! Great pic! I love your work, and your blog - and YOU!


  3. Make every day a butterfly day! Thank you for sharing your gift, Vicki :o)
    Love you!
    xoxox, Daff

  4. I would be chasing too..They are so did a great job and happy you shared it with us..
    Happy Fingerprint Friday.

  5. Exquisite! They always fly away when I try to take a picture. Thank you for chasing and sharing!

  6. I love watching the butterflies Vicki. No matter what I may be doing, I have to stop and watch!
    Nice picture!
    Love Di ♥

  7. love your butterfly photo !
    not like any butterfly i've seen where i live ~
    they really are eye catchers wherever i am !
    thx for posting :)
    my first book review just posted is called 'the butterfly effect' detailing the impact of actions, just as the movement of air created by butterflies ...
    fascinating ~

  8. Beautiful photo, Vicki! And the Hawthorne quote is so appropriate. I think a butterfly is one of God's most wonderful fingerprints.

  9. Oh, Vicki!!! What a beautiful photo!!! And I LOVE the quote by Hawthorne...How absolutely true!!!! So often the things we reach for and grab for allude us...but while we are pursuing life, they creep in the back door... :-)) Thank you for this beautiful reminder!!! Love you so very much!!! Janine XO

  10. My kids enjoy chasing them down like crazy people (and I've done the same with my camera, too), but you are right. Sitting and quietly enjoying them is the way to go.

    And thank you, dear friend, for the heartfelt comment on my blog yesterday.


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