Friday, April 21, 2006

I hope the butterfly is free

Yesterday, just before I got in my car to go home from work, I saw a beautiful butterfly lying on the pavement in the parking lot.
It was lying on it's side and barely moving it's wings. I knew if it stayed there, it would not have any chance of survival.
I picked it up and put it on my sleeve. It fluttered it's beautiful wings for a moment then calmed down. I decided to take it home and put it on my balcony. At least that would give the helpless little thing a chance.
It stayed on my sleeve the whole way home. When I put it on my balcony once I got home, it started fluttering and walking around. So I left it alone in hopes it would be able to fly away happily.
It is no longer out there, so I am hoping I saved it's life.
Look how beautiful it is.



The first picture was taken just after I got in the car to go home.
The second picture was taken half way home, while sitting in the car at a red light.
The last picture was taken right before I put him on the balcony.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Love ya!

42 comments:

Glibbidy said...

"He was a beautiful butterfly"
I never get tired of reading that story to my children.

Shannon said...

Awwww poor widdle thing... I am sure it flew off and found a beautiful butterfly bush...

Have a great weekend!!

(Mine will be wet..as in rainy LOL)

AndyW said...

Giving makes one feel all warm inside.

Bathroom Hippo said...


*squash*

Neo said...

Lee Ann - Wow, that is so cool! You are such a wonderful person. :)

If you ever see me passed out on the ground, put me on your sleeve and leave me on the balcony k?

LOL

Have a great weekend!

Peace & Hugs,

- Neo

The Husband said...

did you name your pet butterfly?

Bathroom Hippo said...


You should do Full Naked Earth Day.

Or atleast...something naked Earth Day...preferably you.

Cowboy said...

Nice lookin' butterfly! Good thing he had you to take care of him!

Have a great weekend, L.A.!

Ellen said...

Consider yourself wonderful for doing your part to save one of earths creatures!

Have a good weekend, and stay clear of the storms that are passing through you on their way to the east.

angel, jr. said...

He/She is a free and beautiful soul because you gave him/her wings.

The Appalachianist said...

Butterfly's are cool. So is Thursday's picture. I really didn't need to see that Lee Ann, but, I'm glad that I did. I didn't need to see Shannon's I con either....

DaMasta said...

awwww!! you are too sweet for words!!

[except those of course.. LOL]

;)

Saur♥Kraut said...

Very beautiful. I hate to tell you this, but... he was probably on his last legs. Still, you never know! I know this: if you find a bee like that, you can feed it honey or sugar water and it will be OK again. They sometimes miscalculate how far away they fly, and run out of fuel.

rastaman said...

You continue to amaze Rasta, you are so caring, so beautiful.

*peace and hugs Babygirl

jac said...

I have fluttering butterfly in mine who doesn't like being touched. Take a look.

Semi-Celibate Man said...

You are, indeed, a sensitive girl!

ticharu said...

A bird ate it...

Lee Ann said...

Glib ~ Oh I am sure they love you reading to them too!

Shannon ~ I know, it was so helpless and beautiful, I just couldn't help myself.
You have a great weekend too.
(mine is rainy too :(

Andy ~ Aww, I am glad I could make you feel warm.

Hippo ~ :(

Neo ~ Thank you Neo. Of course I would bring you in from the cold, the rain, or if you needed anything!
*hugs*

Carl ~ Oh, I should have, but I didn't think to do that. Darn :(

Hippo ~ Haha...nice try! ;) Thank you sweet Hippo.

Nilo ~ Thank you, I hope your's is a great one too.

Lee Ann said...

Ellen ~ Thank you Ellen. Oh, you stay safe in the storms too!
I like your new profile pic...very cute.

Angel ~ Angel, that is beautiful and thank you.

App ~ Hey! I am so glad you stopped by the Castle! OOOOH, sorry 'bout that, I don't want things to be any harder for you. Please come back the next time you get a chance. Keep me posted on how things are going for you in the training period and when you leave for Iraq. Take care of yourself.
~hugs

Damasta ~ Thank you so much.

Saur ~ I had thought of that, but I just have to hope it wasn't.
I didn't know that about bees, but I do know that a certain type of bee(that of which I am not sure) I am allergic. Once, when I was a teenager, I was mowing grass, it flew up from the ground and stung me on my leg. Oh my goodness, I found out I am allergic as my entire thigh swelled. :(

Lee Ann said...

Rasta ~ Thank you Rasta, Babygirl loves your hugs.
~peace and hugs to you Rasta

Jac ~ Oh that is so cool!

SC ~ Sometimes, I just can't help it.
Have a super weekend.

Tich ~ :(...I hope not!

boo said...

purty butterfly. have a gr8 weekend {{lee ann}}

Lee Ann said...

Boo ~ Thank you. You have a great weekend too.

robmcj said...

Majestic.

Phats said...

wow you're such a caring person. Butterflies freak me out just a tad

jiggs said...

Your average butterfly only lives for a week I think, so you probably made its last few hours on earth the best few hours of its life.

Menzies Milngavie III said...

I say!

Dr Z is rather one for entomology. Perhaps he can throw some light on this.

MM III

Lee Ann said...

Rob ~ Beautiful isn't it!

Phats ~ Thank you. The caterpillars freak me out, but once they are butterflies I am not freaked out anymore! :)

Jiggs ~ Oh really, only a week...poo :( I am hoping I made it's life a little better then.

MMIII ~ I would love to hear more. :)

Henri Banks said...

two beautifull creatures meet have nice weekend

Gyrobo said...

Just further proof that it's summer.

truckdriver_sefl said...

Wow that is a beautiful butterfly!!

Have a great weekend LeeAnn!!

Lee Ann said...

Henri ~ Thank you Henri, have a great weekend.

Gyro ~ Oh, summer is great for fruity popsicles!!!

Trucker ~ I know, I thought it was too. Thank you, have a great weekend too.

WDKY said...

It's beautiful, and so are you for doing it. Hope you had a great weekend, Lee Ann.

Polyman2 said...

It was a good omen
for you...
and you acted like
the true human being
you are,
my heart flutters
for you.

Lee Ann said...

wdky ~ Thank you. I hope your weekend was wonderful.

Poly ~ :) My heart flutters for you too!

Mr. Althouse said...

I hope so too. Really, I mean it.

~Mike

Bathroom Hippo said...



Lee Ann,

How are things at the gym? Lost any weight? Any noticable results?

I miss HNT.

hotboy said...

Saving something has got to be good! Did the beating of its wings not cause a typhoon or something. Chaos theory? Butterflies in Yucatan. Maybe it flew up from there and got knackered! Hotboy

Lee Ann said...

Mike ~ Thank you, I just have to think he is flying around now :)

Hippo ~ Still working out everyday, thank you for asking. Why do you miss it cutie hippo?

Hotboy ~ Yes, the poor little thing was definitely knackered.

AndyT13 said...

That is so sweet! I hereby dub thee Lee Ann the Critter Saver and bless you for your kind soul. I too have a soft spot for living things in distress. Lord knows how many injured birds I've saved. Good on ya!

Lee Ann said...

Andy ~ Thank you...I accept that honor most graciously!

The Phosgene Kid said...

Wow, that looks like the same one I picked out of my car's grill the other day!

Lee Ann said...

Kid ~ Hey! Glad you stopped at the Castle. I wonder....naaaa!
Hope you come back soon.