7 Lessons from a Butterfly: #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom

7 Lessons from a Butterfly: #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom


  1. The butterfly said to the sun,”They can’t stop talking about my transformation. I can only do it once in my lifetime.
    If only they know they can do it at any time and in countless ways.”




Butterfly-Sitting on Hand
2. The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
-Rabindranath Tagore


Butterfly- Emerging from Cocoon
3. “How does one become a butterfly?
You have to want to learn to fly so much that you
Are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”


Butterfly-Lime butterfly on papaya leaves
4. “Let go of the past
Trust the future
Embrace change
Come out of the cocoon
Unfurl your wings
Dare to get off the ground
Ride the breezes
Savor the flowers
Put on your brightest colors
Let your beauty show.”
-Unknown  Can you see the newly emerged Lime butterfly saying hello to Feroze, the painted grasshopper.



5. A dear friend’s hand-made birthday gift to me last week. Reflections for a butterfly; Lily is her name. You will find a glimpse of her below.


Homing a Deformed Butterfly
6.Butterflies are nature’s angels.
They remind us what a gift it is to be alive.”
-Robyn Nola
Lily emerged from her cocoon with deformed wings. Unlike her 6 siblings who were all healthy and took flight and flew away. We were not too sure she would make it, but we stopped counting the days and stayed with the moments. The 12 year-old has created a home for her and assists her in fluttering around a bit. Lily loves to try and fly when she is on the 12 year-old’s hands. Probably she takes her to be a Gaurdian angel. 😊



Lessons from a Butterfly


The 12 year-old found the Lime butterfly caterpillars on our lime tree a few weeks back, and she took them in. Six of them emerged into stunning butterflies as you can see, but the seventh a true-blue warrior emerged from it’s chrysalis with deformed wings.

But Lily, as we call her is a brave heart and learning to find her way with some assistance from the 12-year-old.

Here is also a letter I wrote to my now 22 year old inspired by a Butterfly last year.



And on that note:


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






Care to join in ? Here’s how you can join:

  1. Post a picture on your blog. It could be from life’s wondrous or wicked moments, your wanderlust days, or simple random shots that caught your fancy, or not. 
  2. And make your post as wordless or wordy as you wish to. Well, we are guessing  now you know why we sometimes call ourselves “not-so-wordless Wednesday” too! 
  3. Add our badge to your post and a backlink to our posts.
  4. We’d love you to read, comment and share the posts linked here and connect with some fascinating bloggers. 

The linky is live till Monday, therefore you have ample time to create a post and hop in. 

Get ready to be deliciously framed!

Have a gratifying #WW! 





#WordlessWednesday is a blog hop started by Esha and yours truly. on March 2018.

I am now taking the baton forward from August 2020.


Linking up with a bunch of fantastic peeps from the blogosphere who host Wordless Wednesday –

Betty, Steve, Brian Sue NC, Zina, Xmas Dolly, Keith and Cathy.



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

32 thoughts on “7 Lessons from a Butterfly: #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom

  1. Great post, like all your posts, Natasha!
    Although ephemeral, I think we can envy the life of butterflies. She enjoys so much beauty!

    Have a wonderful day!

  2. It is difficult to think of what to say when these are such profound thoughts .. I feel like I am still in my own cocoon .. watching such wonders pass me by and be so touched by them I can’t describe how I feel.
    For Lily to do what she did, is so heart felt .. so precious .. it gives me some hope that human kind might have a chance, if people like Lily are on the rise .. I so hope that this is a truth that won’t be stunted.

  3. I absolutely love this post, Natasha.

    Sharing my fave butterfly quote by Zhuangzi– “Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.”
    Veronica Lee recently posted…The Writing On The WallMy Profile

  4. What a gorgeous butterfly. I’ve never seen one quite like that. As it happens, I picked our Monarch butterfly, and schoolchildren will sometimes find their cocoons and bring them indoors to complete their development into butterflies. I’ve never done it myself, though. Nice to know that happens where you live, too.

  5. You always make us smile, Natasha and little one. There’s so much soul power in your words, and the pictures are always outstanding! It’s a pleasure to be around here 🙂 That also was a beautiful letter to your big one ♥ Pawkisses for a Happy Wednesday 🙂 ♥
    Little Binky and Granny recently posted…Silent WednesdayMy Profile

  6. I love your scheme of things for sure… almost as much as I love you and coming here to say “HELLO” once again! Sending “BIG HUGS” always! How was your week and how is everything with you? I’m okay so far and I think maybe you’re bringing me some good luck, some happy vibes for sure! I have found a doctor that knows what’s wrong with my leg and possibly he’ll be able to help me! WOO HOO! I’m so happy (so far)! Please say a prayer for me that this doctor can cure my leg and I can get strength back into it and feeling! That would be so SAAAAAAAAAAAWEET!!! ~hehehehe~ Can’t wait. So my friend you always have such great posts. I wish I had a seed from you to plant one of those plants from your country. Hmmmmm Nah, don’t think it would work especially to get through customs… right? Bummer… you have such beautiful plants. They are so different. Plus when I look at some of our exotic plants I always think of you! Please dear friend stay healthy, stay safe and don’t forget your mask! HUGS

  7. Fabulous lessons. I love the quote with which you open the post Natasha, one of my favorites.

    Your younger daughter seems to be a nature lover like you 🙂 She is so sensitive towards them as can be seen from what you share on & off about her.

    I recently spotted the Lime (male)……. such a handsome butterfly.

    Sharing a quote that is inspiring ……. “Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness and still become something beautiful.”

    Loved the post Natasha. I always look forward to reading yours. I simply connect to them.
    Monika Ohson | TravelerInMe recently posted…Sit a while ….My Profile

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge