I always admire people who get great shots of butterflies. Somehow they just seem to fly away when I get my camera out. I found two Monarchs on the grass in the garden yesterday, doing what Monarchs do, and to keep my dog from attempting to gobble them up I carefully picked them up and put them inside a fenced garden enclosure. They seemed totally unphased so I rushed inside to get my camera. Of course when I got back they were doing lazy loops above my head – so this photo is all I managed.
of mist and mountain
haunt of birdsong
photo from my lovely daughter.
In Māori mythology, Tāne (also called Tāne Mahuta, Tāne nui a Rangi, and several other names) is the god of forests and of birds, and the son of Ranginui and Papatuanuku, the sky father and the earth mother, who lie in a tight embrace.