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Butterfly inside butterfly house in Vienna.

Enjoy Colors!! Welcome to the butterfly house in Vienna, Austria.

A rainbow, a lovely butterfly or autumn all remind me of “Colors”, one of the beautiful, charismatic and surprising elements of nature.

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Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.

by Oscar Wilde

The butterfly house in Vienna

The butterfly house in Vienna, Austria, Travel Realizations

Butterfly House in Vienna, Austria.

I was lucky to get an opportunity to visit “The Butterfly House” in Vienna, Austria recently. In one word the experience was delightful. When one watches a butterfly with vibrant colored wings, flying around, even an old man or a depressed heart inside a young man would change for a while. Although they were maintaining a tropical climate inside, (very hot and humid), one would not feel it while watching the playful butterflies.

 

The butterfly house in Vienna, Austria, Travel Realizations

Inside the butterfly house in Vienna, Austria.

A butterfly is a flying flower

I got an opportunity to capture this beautiful black and blue butterfly while it was sleeping peacefully on a green leaf. To me a butterfly is a flying flower. I can only wonder to the amazing creations of nature!!

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The butterfly house in Vienna, Austria, Travel Realizations

Inside the butterfly house in Vienna, Austria.

While this red and brown colored butterfly was sucking honey from the flower, I captured the beautiful moment.

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I feel, these selfless small moments make us conscious that it needs really very small things to be happy and fulfilled. Perhaps a butterfly needs a little sunshine and a flower. Though we try to find happiness with a man made world, but the real treasure and wisdom lies within nature. We need to just look at them and realize.

Thanks to this lovely colorful butterfly…It made my day!

The butterfly house in Vienna, Austria, Travel Realizations

Inside the butterfly house in Vienna, Austria.

A wonderful example of camouflage

Nature gives everyone a weapon to defend itself. While the two butterflies were happily feasting on some small pieces of apple, I captured them. The closed wings of the butterflies are designed in such a way that if a bird watches it from a distance it may assume it to be another bird because of its false eye like design.

Indeed a wonderful example of camouflage!!

The butterfly house in Vienna, Austria, Travel Realizations

Inside the butterfly house in Vienna, Austria.

Butterfly larvae

The butterfly house in Vienna, Austria, Travel Realizations

Butterfly larvae or caterpillars.

These are the butterfly larvae or caterpillars. I remember the well known proverb,

Just when the caterpillar thought that the world was over, it became a butterfly.

Though the average life span of a butterfly is only a month or even shorter for smaller butterflies, I wonder how beautifully they enjoy their short life while spreading charm to their surroundings!! Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small and big, cute, colorful and free butterflies could lead one to the shiny side of life.

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I remember one of my favorite quotes

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.

by Rabindranath Tagore

 

The butterfly house in Vienna, Austria, Travel Realizations

Inside the butterfly house, Vienna.

When I watched the butterflies flying from one place to another it seemed as if they were celebrating each and every moment of their life and their wings were shining brightly in the sun. Those fluttering butterflies were beyond my grasp, but the moment I was unmindful, it kissed me.

 

The butterfly house in Vienna, Austria, Travel Realizations

Inside the butterfly house, Vienna.

So share with me, what did you like about those butterflies?

Their colors or their spirit? Their tough journey from a caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly or their way of living a fulfilled life? Imagination is your delight……share your imaginations!

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6 Comments

  1. Simply superb…….

  2. Chirasree what a lovely post!! takes me back to my childhood which was spent amidst nature and its vibrant colours.. these butterflies are one of the most beautiful creations of the creator and truly symbolise freedom and love.thank you for this wonderful piece.
    hugs
    Aparna

  3. What a fabulous place to visit! I love that 'false eye' camouflage. What an amazing thing.

    Yes, it's certainly those small moments that bring us the most joy and fulfillment. I know that I'm always happiest when I'm surrounded by nature.

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