butterfly

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

“Life is but a day;
A fragile dew-drop on its perilous way
From a tree’s summit.” John Keats

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This week’s challenge is Transient
Transient: not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory.

In the grand scheme not much is permanent.

Spring flowers last a month or so.

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Spring flowers

the fire may last a few hours

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fire

the average lifespan of a butterfly is about one month

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a butterfly

a prayer candle lasts maybe an hour

tiny flame

dying flame

the sandcastle will last until the tide comes in

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sandcastle

“The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” Psalm 90 v 10

So, as John Keating says in  Dead Poets Society:

‘Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary’

photography: butterfly (Today was a good day)

I went to Vake Cemetery, in the posh part of Tbilisi,  hoping to find some images for the weekly theme “creepy”, instead I found a beautiful butterfly and took a few shots. ‘Twas a good day and not the least bit creepy. I am no expert on butterflies, looking through google images, I think this maybe a yellow swallowtail butterfly. If any lepidopterists know differently please let me know.

Click on an image to open the gallery. Above is the classic gallery, below is the mesh gallery.

Here is my first attempt at a mesh gallery:

Other interpretations of the theme can be found here: Today Was a Good Day