Monday, September 19, 2016

Something fun I am trying GIF's from my photos so they are like looking through a kaleidoscope.  I have this one moving quite fast as I wanted to make it look like the butterfly was flying.  Most feedback I got was good a few didn't like it as it was too fast and made them feel dizzy.  New GIF's will be slower.

Warm Embrace - This is a Painted Lady Butterfly. It is the cousin of the Monarch. They can fly up to 100 miles per day and as fast as 30 MPH. The Painted Lady butterfly is called the “Cosmopolitan” butterfly because it can be found on every continent except Australia and Antarctica! They eat thistle and the caterpillars weave fluffy silk cocoon s on the thistle plants therefore they are also referred to as the “thistle” butterfly their scientific name also translates to thistle butterfly.
The Mandarin Chinese word for butterfly is "hu-tieh". "Tieh" means "70 years", therefore butterflies have become a symbol for a long life. If a butterfly crosses your path, it means good luck. In the Japanese culture butterflies are thought to be representative of young maidens and marital bliss. In ancient Greek the word for butterfly is "Psyche", which translated means "soul". Butterflies also symbolize: Resurrection, Transition, Celebration, Lightness, Time and Soul. Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i.

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