Sunday, June 13, 2010

Our God is an Awesome God

My husband and I stood in Awe a few weeks back as 3 couples of brilliant orange butterflies did there aerobatic dance over the water of our pool. Swooping and Dancing and round and round. 6 of them had us standing and staring. We did not fully understand at the time that we were watching God's Plan for placing more beauty in our world. if you missed part one butterfly  story click here



My friend Holly said the butterfly was depositing her eggs on that passion plant, that it is the host plant and to leave it alone and watch it. We had 6 of these caterpillars and we watched from the time they were 1/4 inch long until this size. Holly said to look for their cocoons, and we never found one . She said they have to beat their wings for an hour to get the blood flowing before they can fly.

day before yesterday we  watched this new one that fell out of a bush on to the deck and sat there fluttering new life into its veins. I used the zoom lens in order to give it room to get ready to fly. It was one of the most awesome sights I have seen in a long time.


We watched as in just a few minutes it lifted off and flew straight to the moss rose that at any given moment of the day has had a brilliant and bright orange butterflies on it for weeks now, they love the moss rose. We now have so many of them in our yard, they almost sit on us as we walk, they have no fear of us and at times have almost flown on my shoulder.

The word awesome is bandied about with little thought these days. It's a word that used to be reserved for things that truly filled us with awe like God. The psalmist writes that the LORD is awesome and rules the earth. I use the word Awesome here because that is what I think about when I see these wonderful Creations Of God that he has shared with us.
"Genesis 1:22 says
"God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth"

and also the butterflies

14 comments:

Lucy said...

I so agree with you on the use of the word 'awesome'. Too, too much today. And butterflies? They're a miracle in action. We don't get butterflies much around 'these parts'. Maybe up in the higher elevations but cactus doesn't seem to be their thing, ya' know.

Great post!

KleinsteMotte said...

They made it. What a blessing!! Yes God's ways are awesome and you captured a moment so beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

MedaM said...

This is so beautiful and so interesting post and your photos are absolutely fantastic.

Stacey Dawn said...

I get goosebumps just thinking about this - can only imagine how fantastic it was to see...
gorgeous photos!!

Ginny said...

An amazing collage, I would tell everyone to CLICK ON IT, because then you can see the bodies and orange legs so much better!! That's a dance I would love to see!

Carletta said...

It must really be heavenly to see so many flitting around.
Nice photos!

Thanks for your visit. :)

DawnTreader said...

I'm so fascinated that the caterpillars are the same colour as the butterflies!
I understand that it must have been truly awesome to see them "trying their wings" for the first time.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Wow..this is super Sandra!! Love these photos and your story! Amazing..beating their wings for an hour to get the blood flowing- my!! Neat how they appear so tame too! Fantastic post!
Yes-awesome!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

OH what a neat post, Sandra... I love hearing you talk about the gorgeous butterflies. Isn't it awesome??? Wish I could have been there to see it in person with you... Awe!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

SquirrelQueen said...

What a great event to witness. The word may be overused but something like this definitely qualifies as awesome.

Bird Girl said...

Gee, those caterpillars are almost as pretty as the butterfly! You did an excellent job showing us the transformation! Moss roses are found on lots of older properties and must be your butterflies favorite - how lovely that last picture is! And yes, AWESOME!

Tipper said...

Awesome-yes it is! And we all should be more aware of the glory around us. I'm glad you seen this-and shared it with me and everyone else too!

Krista said...

Awesome indeed! These are very beautiful Sandra!

You might be surprised to know that I shot some butterflies this weekend! It will take me a while to get them on my blog but I just wanted to share so you know I'm overcoming my fear of the pretty beasties! ;o)

Catherine said...

Truly a great story. I suppose you've heard & sung "Our God is an Awesome God." Gotta love it - it just lifts me up & fills me with joy.
Congratulations on your butterflies - so glad you were able to document God's amazing handiwork.