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Butterflies & Moths

Butterfly: Common Grass Blue

I had no idea how beautiful these butterflies are until I looked at this one through the lens of the Nikon D3000.  I found it difficult to focus with the sunny glare of the mint flowers. I was using the Nikon on auto, so I had to wait until the little black square/s showed up in the right places.  I guess I will learn how to adjust things once I apply myself.

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Haiku & other Poetry

Haiku: Zestful

Ronovan Write’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #88

The words are Lift & Plan

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As usual I’ve used the haiku in English form (5 /7 / 5 syllables)

The two sentences …

Lift the fog of dreams, season your everyday with zest.

Season your everyday with zest, plan to live your life.

The opposites …

I’ve lived much of my life always looking forward to that impossible  day in the future when I would have everything I wanted in life – even though I never really knew what that was. I pretty much spent my childhood with my nose in a book. I did the same with my first marriage, and when I wasn’t reading I had weird stuff going on in my head for most of those seventeen years.

Since I started blogging, I’ve become acutely aware of my surroundings and more recently, I’ve discovered the benefit of planning ahead. Mr R had to rub off on me, eventually! He likes to know exactly what is happening each hour, day, week, month, year. I have not arrived at the stage where I’m living each day as if it is my last, but I’m trying.

The image …

I’ve just had a quick look on the web to identify this pretty little butterfly – the Grass Blue.  The photo was taken this week with the Nikon D3000. I’ll share some more of it, tomorrow.

Zizina labradus, commonly known as the Common Grass Blue, Grass Blue, or Clover Blue, is a small Australian butterfly of the Lycaenidae family.  Wikipedia

 

Have a good day, and thanks for reading.  🙂

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