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Butterfly Moments

Butterfly on Yellow Flower2
Butterfly on Yellow Flower

 

We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.

-Carl Sagan

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.

-Richard Bach

 

Thistle & Butterfly

“The butterfly counts not months but moments,

and has time enough.”

-Rabindranath Tagore

Chasing Butterflies by The Red Head Express (listen at link below)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=6HFiBb9eGok

 

We All Travel the Milky Way Together

We all travel the Milky Way together, trees and men.”

-John Muir, The Mountains of California

Carl Sagon - trees

 

The tree pictured below is traveling the same Milky Way as the rest of us, and as Carl Sagan says, “down deep, at the molecular heart of life” shares essentially the same components that make up we humans.  I would love to feel the energy of this tree!

It is 3,200 years old and so massive it was impossible to get the whole tree into one photograph. This majestic giant sequoia is called The President and is located in California’s Sierra Nevada.  It is 247 feet tall, 27 feet in diameter, and the article I read said it holds some 2 billion needles – the most of any tree on our planet.  The tree is still growing, adding one cubic meter of wood per year!

This photo was quite an endeavor and labor of love requiring a pulley system with levers for climbers and requiring 32 days and 126 separate photos that are pieced together. (the little tiny red dot at the bottom of the picture is a person!)

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