Saturday, June 6, 2009

That which is unnoticed has the most power ...


The transparent butterfly comes from Central America and is found from Mexico to Panama. It is quite common in its zone, but it not easy to find because of its transparent wings, which is a natural camouflage mechanism.

Transparent Butterfly

A butterfly with transparent wings is rare and beautiful. As delicate as finely blown glass, the presence of this rare tropical gem is used by rain forest ecologists as an indication of high habitat quality and its demise alerts them of ecological change. Rivaling the refined beauty of a stained glass window, the translucent wings of the Glass wing butterfly shimmer in the sunlight like polished panes of turquoise, orange, green, and red.

Transparent Butterfly

All things beautiful do not have to be full of color to be noticed: in life, that which is unnoticed has the most power.
The author of this piece is unknown.
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A special thanks to my friend, Anita, for sending me email chain ... I bet symbolically this butterfly is chock full of special meaning! Photographs are by Jose Reynaldo da Fonseca. They've been traveling about the internet for some time now, so I don't feel too bad about publishing them here.

5 comments:

n69n said...

i identify.

Avia Venefica said...

lovely images.

Equally lovely sentiment...
"in life, that which is unnoticed has the most power." ...that is a gift to understand...perhaps the most important gift we can receive.

Donna L. Faber said...

norn ... sweet norn, you go through so many phases, but you are always a butterfly. Phase or no, you are not transparent, and I SEE you. For heavens sake, your art speaks volumes on what is in your heart! D~

Avia ... am adoring you every moment!

Kotchya said...

Amazing - thanks to twitter and Avia Venefica, I have found this wonderful post and these gorgeous pictures. I can relate - living in the abyss of LA, this has real meaning to those of us doing our thing in a quiet, confident manner. Thank you.

Donna L. Faber said...

Hi there Kotchya ... welcome to my blog. Welcome to Sapphokinesis. Hope you'll be around again. A special thanks to Avia for the connection. She rocks!

D~

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