Flutter By Butterfly

I was having a lazy Saturday morning today.  Drinking a cup of tea.  Pottering 'round the web looking at different sites.  When I came across this...

All pictures courtesy of Lillbet on Flickr.
(Apparently Lillbet was on a bus in Seattle, saw this dress in a shop window, brought the bus to a screeching halt, got off and started frantically snapping pictures!)

A bit more pottering, and I managed to discover that this dress is the Monarch Butterfly Gown by Luly Yang, as part of her Metamorphosis collection. 

And another dress from the same collection.  The Red Admiral gown.

Utterly, flutterly creative.

In the summer, early one bright, warm day, a Red Admiral butterfly landed on my window ledge.

My cat was fascinated.

Soon the Red Admiral was joined by a very fat honey bee.  Who sat and had a rest too.

My cat and I sat and watched as they sunned themselves for a good twenty minutes.  After this initial visit, the butterfly fluttered around my garden each day, over a two week period.  One particular morning I was sitting in the garden having a daydream and a think.  The Red Admiral landed on the garden chair next to me.  After a minute or two it actually came and sat on my hand.  Utterly, flutterly brilliant.  I've never been friends with a butterfly before.  It was fantastic.

"Just living is not enough", said the butterfly,
"One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
Hans Christian Andersen

I love butterflies.  I love beautiful dresses.  And I love cats.  Not necessarily in that order.


  1. That dress is absolutely incredible. Imagine wearing it to a fancy garden party at a mansion. Hah.

    Love the concept of your blog...I hope the creativity is unleashing what you want!

    Thanks SO much for sharing in my SITS day last week. Still catching up!

  2. I know, it would be fab to wear this dress to a gorgeous party!! I'm glad you love the concept of my blog. I am really enjoying the journey, and have been surprised so far by what's come about. I'm made up your SITS day went so well!

  3. ooooooooooh the dress is amazing! i'd like to wear it around the house every day...ok...not literally, but ya know what i mean. thanks for sharing it and the story.

  4. I know exactly what you mean! I'd wear it all day every day if I owned it and think I was gorgeous even if I had total bed hair!!!

  5. I can't get over that dress. Gorgeous!

    I was just coming over to thank you for making my SIT's Day special!

    Blessings to you,

    Lana @ www.ilovemy5kids.blogspot.com

  6. Oh that dress is stunning! I love your description of it - utterly flutterly creative! And ofcourse your description of your encounter with your butterfly friend - utterly flutterly brilliant! What a delightful post! Butterflies, beautiful dresses and cats - I love them too!


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