The definition of the word ‘Delicate’ is “Very fine in texture or structure; of intricate workmanship or quality; easily broken or damaged; having a soft or fragile beauty.” These butterflies and orchids definitely do have a fragile beauty.
I also thought of we human beings, as this describes us perfectly. Whilst our bodies may seem strong and resilient, we always live in that delicate balance between life and death. No person can say that they will definitely live to see tomorrow. Anything can happen, from a car crash to a madman going on a shooting spree. We all hope that we and our children will live to enjoy a healthy old age, but nothing is certain. My heart aches today, as I’m sure yours does too, for those who lost loved ones in the horrific Newtown school tragedy. May we always be aware of just how fragile and delicate life is, and each day, take every opportunity to show our family and friends just how much we love them. As Elton John sang in his ‘Song For Guy’, “Life is a delicate thing, is a delicate thing.”
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” ~ Mother Teresa
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The Mother Teresa quote is perfect… beautiful post too.
Thanks so much. 🙂
My eyes have had a sweet overdose of all those precious orchids. They make me smile. Love the butterflies, too, but the orchids … ahhhhhh
Another orchid fan. 🙂
I love the third butterfly’s colors and patterns!
Yes, he is very beautiful. 🙂
Gorgeous colours AD 🙂
Thanks so much, Paula. 🙂
Flowers and gentle butterflies…delicate and beautiful.
Thanks you so much. 🙂
What a nice collection of photos.
Thanks so much, Trudi.
I love them all AD…really gorgeous images
Thanks so much, Jo. 🙂
We expressed what we are all feeling so beautifully.
Beautiful. Nice series of photos..
Thanks so much. 🙂
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your photo choices are beautiful. And yes, such a tragic event in Newton that nobody could have predicted. Those poor little mites, such innocent faces and gone forever 😦 Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2012 21:13:34 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much for your comment, Ruth.
thank you for the butterflies and the quotation:
“Yesterday is gone.
Tomorrow has not yet come.
We have only today.
Let us begin.” ~ Mother Teresa
you’re my first butterfly today …
You’re so welcome, ft. Glad you enjoyed the butterflies and the quote. 😀
So true. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much, Nicole. 🙂
We’ve read about the shootings too. Horrible. Not possible to understand. Thank you for sharing those absolutely lovely pictures.
Yes, the news has been totally mind-numbing. I can’t imagine.
These are beautiful; especially the butterflies. 😉
I can’t even comment straight. I don’t want to watch the news. I don’t want to think about it. Everyone is griefing for it. It’s just too tragic. 😦
Yes it is, rommel………too tragic for words.
We are indeed delicate beings AD.
Such a sad thing to have to live through, the death of your child at the hands of a madman.
Yes we are. The truth of this fact is brought home to us every day.
Love! Great shots. 😉
Thanks so much, Ruth.
Such an awesome post ad 🙂
Thanks so much, Flower. 🙂 I was feeling rather angry when I wrote it, but it came out okay. 🙂
You are quite an inspiration 🙂
Next year I also want to start taking part in these
challenges as I really enjoy reading them..
Great idea, Flower. 🙂
I haven’t seen any flutterbys in ages, I most probably should get out some more 😉
Those butterflies were in a park in Australia. 🙂
so wonderful , I like it so much 🙂
Thanks s much, Mary. 🙂
Beautiful and what a fabulous quote to compliment it.
Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂
likewise…love the quote…and the pics.
Love the butterflies for delicate and couldn’t agree more with regards to the delicate life we all lead.
Thanks so much, Susan. 🙂
So true ad and I do love your delicate pictures.
Thanks so much, Hopestar. Sunday hugs to you. 🙂
We are surrounded by beauty and yet it is so delicate.
So true, Gilly.
Yes, yes, yes. Life is fragile, and so sad when it is gone, especially so soon. Your post is lovely and thoughtful. 🙂
Thanks so much, Marsha. xx 🙂
Your words are lovely Sylvia, the photographs are beautiful. A fine post.
Thanks so much, Adrian. 🙂
Thanks, Dallas. 🙂
Sylvia- Colorful collage of photos around the garden. Nicely done.
Thanks so much, Tom. 🙂
A lovely post, delicate, actually.
Thanks, Tilly. 🙂
The killings in America are truly horrific. At the same time some madman knifed to death a whole bunch of kids in China. Very tragic 😦
Oh that’s horrible, Tandy. What is going on with our world? 😦
Nice post as always. Love mother Teresa’s quote.
Thanks so much, matron. 🙂
The images are wonderful, but the words are even more perfect.
Thanks so much, dear Gunta. 🙂
Beautiful shots!!! Amazing flowers!!!
Thanks so much, RV.
I love your beautiful gallery of delicates, Sylvia. Yes, life is a delicate thing. That tragedy is such a sad and horrible reminder of this fact. We need to remember that and appreciate every day we have….
Thanks so much, Cathy. Hugs to you. 🙂
And hugs right back to you, Sylvia. xxx
Beautiful words – and these are needed now more than ever. I love the pictures and the quote from Mother Teresa…
Thanks so much, Dianne. 🙂
How true this is, AD! We just do not know. Mother Theresa said it perfectly.
Hello and thank you, dear Adee. It’s so good to see you again. Happy Christmas season to you. 🙂 xx
Wonderful series of images Sylvia!
Thanks, Phil. 🙂
Beautiful, delicate, precious. A reminder of how fragile life is. Be well, ad.
Thanks so much, Gemma. You too. x 🙂
Butterflies are the ultimate in delicate. The second butterfly is truly beautiful and you captured it so well.
Thanks so much, Emily. 🙂
Poignant sentiments regarding the recent tragedy in Newtown and beautiful pictures reminding us of the delicate balance between life and death. The butterfly particularly is a symbol of that balance.Thanks, Sylvia.
So glad you enjoyed this, Lynne. 🙂
Beautifully done! Thank you, AD!
Thanks, so much, Amy. 🙂
Butterflies arevery delicate! Orchids are also my favorite. Beautiful photos
Thanks so much, scrapydo. 🙂
Hi AD, such beautiful pics 🙂
Thanks, Chris. 🙂
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beautiful post, my dear friend, You are great person, with best idea thank you very much for share for us ! Have nice day.
Thanks so much for your very kind comment, Stefan. 🙂
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