Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Butterfly Effect

There is a "myth" or perhaps a valid scientific theory that has not yet been proven that the wind created by the thrust of a butterfly's wings could change the world, perhaps by creating a storm on the other side of the planet with the energy of their wing/breath amplifying in size as it moves on the air.  


I think what the gist of this theory is that a small action can in turn create larger actions and bigger changes as it links to another and another action.  Does this sound so far fetched?  Not to me.  


I know that if I am feeling down and I hang out with some stupid optimist, it is much more likely they will bring me up to their level than that I would drag them down.  They are the butterflies in our lives and who knows what they change when we do not use the scientific data to follow up?   


I also know that just watching a butterfly as it goes greedily from blossom to blossom with such little effort makes you feel better...much better.  Just try it!  Even on a hot day it somehow has a cooling effect.


And this last below is my favorite, because he/she is so small and easily overlooked.


17 comments:

Joanne Noragon said...

I believe you just wrote an ode to butterflies.

Brian Miller said...

that last one looks a bit like a leaf actually...like the flower sucked his color out...i believe in the effect, not necessarily literally but that small things can have a large effect...and i love butterflies...smiles.

Midlife Roadtripper said...

I love butterflies. And the thought that the flutter of their wings could make something change on the other side of the world. Lovely flutters.

ellen abbott said...

They are beautiful. I have seen so few this year. A monarch, a tiny hairstreak. Where are the sulfurs, the painted ladies, the swallowtails?

Scriptor Senex said...

Sadly we have had few butterflies for the last years but this last week has been the best for a long, long time - a Gatekeeper, two Commas, Large White and at least two Speckled Woods.
I love your ohotos, especially the third one - a Fritillary?

Linda Reeder said...

I love watching the swallowtails floating and fluttering about the yard, and landing on flowers.

Rachel Cotterill said...

I love your gorgeous butterfly pictures. Those are such impressive creatures!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Stunning photos, Tabor!
Love your words about the Butterfly Efects.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

such beauty
you captured with your camera.
I have only captured a few of these
and so pleased when this
is accomplished...

messymimi said...

Everything we do is interconnected.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Very nice! A butterfly performs the dance of life so well. -- barbara

Pauline said...

butterflies make me happy, too - coming here is like getting an extra does of happiness!

Celia said...

Lovely, me and the grandkids stop and gape whenever we see one fluttering by.

Chris said...

Beautiful photos and words!

Pauline said...

Tabor - send me an email (pclarke122atgmaildotcom) with your phone number if you'd like to consider alternate Sunday morning writings...

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful butterflies Tabor.

Kay said...

Every time I hear the word Butterfly Effect, I think about the short story by Ray Bradbury titled A Sound of Thunder. In fact, that's what I thought it came from, but I guess not. I do love all your beautiful butterflies.