Flit Like a Butterfly / Revolotea Como una Mariposa

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

I have so many butterflies to share from the Butterfly Park in Benalmádena (the city just east of us) that I’m not going to say much today. (You’re welcome.) It wasn’t easy getting the perfect shot. They’re so flitty. Some settled down. Some did not. Others I caught while they were just emerging from the chrysalis.

Tengo tantas mariposas para compartir del Mariposario de Benalmádena (la ciudad al este de nosotros) que hoy no voy a decir mucho. (De nada.) No fue fácil hacer la foto perfecta. Las mariposas tan revoloteando. Algunos se establecieron. Algunos no lo hicieron. Otros los fotografié a medida que emergían de la crisálida.

Caterpillar To Butterfly

The four stages of a butterfly: Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis, Butterfly.

(Click the images for a butterfly’s eye view.)

In nature a repulsive caterpillar turns into
a lovely butterfly.
But with humans it is the other way around:
A lovely butterfly turns into a repulsive caterpillar.
                                              — Anton Chekhov

ENTRANCE TO THE BUTTERFLY PARK (MARIPOSARIO), BENALMÁDENA.
CATERPILLARS AND EGGS (RIGHT)
DOCENT MARINA HOLDING A CHRYSALIS.
(NOTE THE BUTTERFLY WING SHOWING THROUGH THE SURFACE).
ADORNED (BY NATURE) WITH GOLD BEADING.
IT WOULD MAKE A GREAT PENDANT.
IT DARKENS WHEN THE BUTTERFLY IS CLOSE TO EMERGING.
A DIFFERENT TYPE OF BUTTERFLY. 
ON ITS MAIDEN VOYAGE, THIS YOUNG BUTTERFLY
DECIDED TO IMMEDIATELY REST AND DRY OFF ON JUDY’S HEAD.
THEY WERE INSEPARABLE FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

Butterflies

It’s been a long time since we paid a visit to Mariposario de Benalmádena (Benalmádena’s Butterfly Park) just 10 minutes away by car (I guess it helps to have a car), so for Judy’s last day in Spain yesterday (she’ll be back in several months), we drove over and then went to lunch in Benalmádena Pueblo (the old village another 10 minutes away). I’ll share more of the park and pictures from our exceptional lunch. Today, it’s just butterflies. (Click the images to see the flying flowers.)

ONE BUTTERFLY, CONSTANT MOTION.

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,

To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow, and beyond.

                                              — Irish blessing

TWO (GOING AT IT).
AGING BUTTERFLY HELD BY MARINA, THE CHARMING DOCENT.
CAMOUFLAGE.
THE WATERING HOLE.
TINY AND BRILLIANT AND ALWAYS AFLUTTER.