Wednesday, 29 July 2009

ABC Wednesday - B is for Butterflies

My theme for this week's ABC Wednesday is Butterflies.

Knowing my fondness for them my OH has been inspired on occasions to buy me a gift depicting butterflies.

This Bracelet was bought during our holiday in Hawaii in 2001. It's design is based on the Hawaiian Lei and you may be able to see that it is a circle of Butterflies.

Another time he gave me this marcasite Brooch

And, most surprisingly of all this Bag!

So delicate these beautiful, colourful creatures - I have always loved them.


Regina said...

Nice B. Thanks for sharing.

RuneE said...

Butterflies are Beautiful animals - and what can be better that always having them with you?

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello sweetie!
Fabulous idea for this post!I do love butterflies!
Greetings from Luxembourg

Bonjour Luxembourg

Ladybird World Mother said...

Oh, I want the bag, I want the bag!! Aren't butterflies amazing. We 'grew' some last year... loved seeing the butterflies drying their painted wings before flying off!xx

rosiero said...

Yes, they are beautiful and it is amazing they originate from the less attractive caterpillars.

Roger Owen Green said...

The butterfly has been a a recurring theme - not that that's bad, but it's the first brooch I saw for certain. Nice.

Sandi McBride said...

Lovely gifts...your OH, I believe he may be a keeper!

Maggie May said...

I loved that post with great photos.
I love all your things. I would like all of them.
I have a great liking for butterflies too.
My granddaughters are mad about them as well.

Siw Aina said...

Nice B, love them all :)

Pam said...

What a sweet man your OH is. Loved the bag by the way.
My son watches a kids cartoon where they tell the story of the caterpillar, pupa and butterfly transition. In the USA they pronounce pupa "pooper", which always makes me laugh.

Commonweeder said...

I've never been able to take a good butterfly photo, but we welcome clouds of Monarchs to our huge huge patch of mint in August. Who knew flowering mint was a butterfly plant?

Joanna said...

That's a lovely photo of the blue butterfly. And I love the bag. Thanks for showing it to us.

Mary said...

What beautiful that last blue one! How wonderful to get all those butterfly gifts. Butterflies are like flowers flying around. So pretty! I bought a bunch of butterfly fabric squares once and made a butterfly quilt :-) I love it for its cheerfulness.

Cynthia L. H. said...


Denise said...

I never knew you loved butterflies and and what beautiful gifts from that sweet husband of yours. So thoughtful and loving. That Hawaiian Butterfly Lei was truly exquisite, as was the marcasite broach. Your handbag is the prettiest and I enjoyed the photos. Lovely post Anne, enjoyed it tremendously.

Jay said...

Those are beautiful butterflies - and I love the bag! What a lovely gift. :)

Lily Hydrangea said...

they are beautiful and so is your post!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love the color of this butterfly too.

Jama said...

That's a beautiful butterfly!

Mean Mom said...

Lovely photos! I've been chasing butterflies around our garden all of the week, trying to get a decent photo. I've only got one decent one of a Painted Lady, so far. I can't get a Peacock. They're much more nervous. I love your embroidered bag. It's beautiful.

cheshire wife said...

That blue butterfly is lovely! In fact all of your photos are lovely. You have some very nice things.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Regina - thanks for dropping by.

RuneE - I agree with you.

Cezar and Leia - lovely to have your greetings from Luxembourg.

LWM - the bag is lovely. OH bought it in New Zealand when he was there visiting daughter.

Rosiero - yes, I prefer the result of that particular process.

Roger - thought I wouldn't be alone. Glad you like the brooch.

Sandi - he has his moments!

Maggie - I took my grand-daughter to a butterfly farm last week but she was a little scared of them Some were quite large. We didn't stay long!

Siw Aina - thanks for visiting.

Pam - the bag is a favourite now. Can just imagine Jack taking it all in.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Commonweeder - I will keep an eye on our mint this year!

Joanna - I loved the blue butterfly too.

Mary - Can imagine how pretty your quilt is.

Cynthia - good to see you.

Denise - I have been lucky with my gifts and I love them all. The bracelet I have worn almost constantly. Thanks for lovely comment.

Jay - I use the bag a lot.

Lily Hydrangea - thanks for visiting and your comment.

Jama - thanks for looking in - it is beautiful isn't it.

Mean Mom - I never seem to be able to get a photo of butterflies in our garden. These were taken at a butterfly farm last week. So pleased to see you again.

CW - the blue butterfly is such a wonderful colour. I do enjoy my gifts.

Thanks everyone for kind comments - lovely to read them A x

SquirrelQueen said...

A wonderful post, I love all of your butterflies. What a great OH you have to surprise you with such lovely gifts.

Butterflies are the most amazing creatures.