Thursday, July 19, 2018

Flying Flowers and Tethered Butterflies

The butterfly is a flying flower,
The flower a tethered butterfly.
                   Ponce Denis Ecouchard Lebrun
     French poet, 1729-1807

I can't remember when I first heard the quote that begins this post, but it came echoing back to me as I sorted through the photos I took of butterflies in my back yard a week or so ago.  Capturing in a photograph the beautiful butterflies as they flitted fleetingly among equally beautiful flowers was a challenge, and in many photos it was difficult to see what was flower and what was butterfly.

Just for fun, let's play a game!  You've probably heard of Where's Waldo, where you look at a detailed drawing of a crowd or scene and try to locate the funny little guy named Waldo among all the stripes and circles and colours and the like.  So..... let's play "Where's Waldo" Ponce Denis Ecouchard Lebrun's way - with flowers and butterflies!

Imagine each photo as a 3x3 grid, with the resulting blocks numbered like this:

In this example, the butterfly is fairly easily seen in block number 5.

For each of the five photos that follow, in what numbered block do you see the butterfly? When you've looked at all five, scroll down a little ways past the last photo to check your answers!

Photo one

Photo 2

Photo three
Photo 4 - a bit more challenging!

Photo 5 - there's two in here! 

Scroll down to check your answers:

1.  Block 6
2.  Block 3
3.  Block 5
4.  Block 1
5.  Blocks 4 and 9


CarolineA said...

I love Butterflies! This was a fun game! Got all of them except for picture #4.
Love your photography skills Jean and really enjoyed this post!

Marie said...

I failed with #4 and only found one butterfly on #5 however I enjoyed the lovely photos as usual and the butterflies are lovely. Good job, Maggie! Thanks Jean!

Jean said...

Number 4 is a bit out of focus, which made it even harder. The butterfly is immediately above the last hydrangea on the left.

CarolineA said...

I thought that was a butterfly and then decided it was a leaf, lol. That's why I got it wrong.

Sheryl said...

Lovely photos. That was fun. :)