Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Eyes Have It








Behold the Buckeye butterfly. Such an unattractive name for this creature of beauty. He has many eye spots, and they're all looking at you. When his wings are closed, he is very drab and easily overlooked, and he blends right in with the dirt. You would never be able to guess his beauty. Don't discount the drab ones among us, they can have amazing beauty just waiting to unfold.


"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us." 2 Cor. 4:7

"The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." 1 Sam. 16:7

31 comments:

Rose said...

just beautiful in looks and words. great message. the pic is of Philip and my aunt vera. i tried to put captions but I'm still "wet behind the ears" and haven't gotten there yet. God Bless

Karin said...

This is one gorgeous butterfly! It's ok to be able to go about one's duties unnoticed, and then to unfold one's inner beauty for God's pleasure and glory! Great post - loved it!

DawnTreader said...

Beautiful butterfly. Looking it up I see it's one we don't have in Europe.

SquirrelQueen said...

This lovely creature might blend in with the dirt but it really stands out on the flowers. Great macro shots Ginny, you captured the details perfectly. You header shot is gorgeous.

Mildred said...

Thank you for sharing these verses and lovely images Ginny. Hope you have a wonderful day.

From the Kitchen said...

I can always count on you to start my morning just right!!

Best,
Bonnie

Sandra said...

so glad blogger let you on to do this post. these are really specail photos ginny, i can't decide which i like the best. what a beautiful butterfly. i have not seen one of these. the header is wonderful, i think my favorite is the one that looks like he is part of the flower. I just looked down and now i have sign in with that dreaded thing we were talking about

Melanie said...

What a beautiful post, Ginny.
Wonderful verses too.
Have a great week. :)

Jane said...

Beautiful pictures. Love the new photo at the top as well!

Jane

reanaclaire said...

the beauty beholds..yes.. everything created by our Lord is beautiful..

Remington said...

Beautiful!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are stunning images,but the best part is how you tie it in with scripture.Thanks for sharing these daily thoughts.
Blessings,Ruth

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute post --and I love your clever title, Ginny.... The Buckeye Butterfly is one of only a few which I know the name of... They are just so pretty.. That header is fabulous.
Hugs,
Betsy

Stephanie V said...

Gorgeous butterfly even if it is in all the colors I don't much care for. I can appreciate the work of art that it so definitely is. And the fact that it can hide all that beauty from prying eyes? Very cool.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Exquisite shots of that Buckeye Butterfly!

George said...

These are wonderful pictures of the Buckeye Butterfly. How did you get them to pose so nicely for you?

Mary said...

What a gorgeous creature! I've never seen one before. Your photo is wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

srp said...

I LOVE the buckeyes... and had them for the first time this year. If you look closely you can see just a touch of royal purple on their wings... a royal butterfly indeed.

Deborah said...

I love your header, the butterfly is beautiful. I ALWAYS tell my children to look at the inside, not just the outside! That was a beautiful post!
Have a nice day, Ginny!
Deborah

Kilauea Poetry said...

Love the verses here and your stunning flutterby with all the eyes!! I have some plants/flowers I want to add in the yard to draw some butterflys..hopefully I will achieve that goal!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is such an unusual butterfly and your photos of it are wonderful!

You have such a lovely peaceful blog, Ginny. "The Lord looks at the heart" will be a message I carry in my heart today -- thank you!

Together We Save said...

Beautiful butterfly and a even more beautiful message.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I love how you tied 1 Sam. 16:7 in with a butterfly. :-)

Ann said...

The Powhiri/official welcoming ceremony can be performed for any one visiting a Maori's Marae. It is very solemn. And can be quite frightening with the chief swinging the spear around.

During our anniversary day, they re-enact the signing of our Treaty to form New Zealand. The men in suit represents the British Governor.

Ann

Elizabeth Massie said...

A lovely photo and lovely message. Nice meeting you briefly last night at Willie's. Hope you enjoyed the ice cream. We sure did! :)

Beth

Beverly said...

Those photos are beautiful, Ginny. You surely got osme good photos. I love your verses too.

Ann said...

Re: Suction truck, yes, the poor man actually stuck his head into the drain.

We have another smaller machine that comes daily to vacuum the leaves and rubbish. This one just drives along. Not the same this giant vacuum.

Susan and Abraham said...

i think Butterflies are God's most beautiful creations...and we've managed to capture them in their glory to some extend...

MorahMommy said...

Gorgeous!

ruthi said...

that is one gorgeous butterfly. you capture it pretty good. and i really love how you put the words to describe your every encounter with even the smallest of blessings.

Fred Alton said...

Fantastic photos of the Buckey Butterfly! And love your spiritual application that the Lord does not see as man sees - for the Lord sees inside. I think I'm glad about that.