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Lepidopteric* Encounters: An .@ImageCurve #haibun

We step through the second door, entering the arbortorium, and feel saturated by semi-tropical heat and humidity! Large palms and other representative flora grow out of the center. The palm branches shelter the pathways.

All around are the butterflies.

A large one with brown, splotchy wings lands on Frankie’s head. He’s seated on one of the butterfly-shaped seats stationed throughout the arbortorium. He sits still while his mother and I take four photos between us.

Then the butterfly takes flight.

Spring sunlight
an aroma of daffodils
outside World of Wings

*of or related to Lepidoptera, an order of insects that includes moths and butterflies.

Photo by Chris Abney on Unsplash

first published in Image Curve, October 26, 2017

for dVerse Poets’ Haibun Monday: Insects (pubtended by Kim Russell)

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5 replies »

  1. An amazing encounter, Frank! I once visited the Butterfly House at Syon Park in West London with my daughter, who was very young at the time, and wanted to take a very large butterfly home with her because it landed on her nose! Sadly, I didn’t get any photos.

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  2. I used to be terrified of butterflies (not anymore) but I still don’t like them fluttering about me – A couple years ago I walked through a butterfly house… my old panic came back and I wanted to swat at them as the tried to land on me. I made a quick exit without hurting any of them… but it was a close call 🙂

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