Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Butterfly Musings and a Chance to Win Butterfly Earrings

Of all species of butterfly,
Of all the types who flutter by:

Nymphilidae, Hesperidae,
Lycaeridae, there’s more, I say…


Monarch, peacock, swallowtail,
Painted Lady, Painted Male …

Their colors rival rainbow hues
With reds, greens, oranges, and blues.

And yet these Lepidoptera
(in colors quite show stop-tera)

Are color-blind. They only see
Red, yellow, green. (Those colors three.)

Which means our insect stud won’t notice
Femmes all tarted like a lotus.


He’d never know if future mate
Had changed wing-color for their date

Or if some Lepidoptera
Wore colors quite show stop-tera.


But when approaching traffic lights
On sunny morns or murky nights


A butterfly would always know
To slow, to stop, and then to go.

Bracelet and earrings right here.

Now about that chance to win these...

...all you have to do is leave a comment.  Then, on April 29th, 2011, at 5 PM PDT, Gilda (who is a big fan of butterflies)...

... will dip her paw into the beaded hat and pull out a winner.  Be sure to leave contact information with your comment (website, email, etc.) so Gilda and the butterflies can find you.


  1. My mother always said butterflies represented happiness and health. With or without that good karma, my Cornerstore butterflies always bring compliments...and are huge hits as gifts. Thanks Eleanor & Gilda!!

  2. Hi again, Eleanor just to be on the safe side, posting a comment in both places. I would so love to win one of your fabulous creations. Contact info: doodlink@mac.com.

    I have been chatting you up and your donations to Japan. Referring your site to a dear friend too. She is interested in the Japan donation too if you are still doing that.

    Have a great day! See you in the Hive.

  3. Still doing the Maneki Nekos for Japan. I have earrings, necklaces, and bracelets here on the blog. Thanks for continuing to spread the word!

  4. Hello there :) I love this time of year when suddenly, a little cabbage white will flutter past in the garden and you know it's God's way of saying summertime is coming. Butterflies mean 'hope' to me, and for that I will always be grateful. Thank you for entering me in your competition xx'

  5. Gilda has spoken! The winner is Gunilla! Hooray for Gunilla. These butterflies are about to migrate all the way to Finland.