One of the things I have been thinking about for a while is the way we let perfection get in the way of having a very good time. We search for the perfect sunset, the perfect shot of the sea, the perfect day or evening. And it can be rather dispiriting to discover that perfection does not come along all that often. But by concentrating on it we miss the extraordinary things that are around us - but somehow fail to reach perfection.
We find foot marks on an empty beach, a footpath through a sun dappled woodland, the distant silhouette of a person on an otherwise empty mountain. I was thinking about these things as I was walking in the rain (!) on a beach in Queensland, when this butterfly flew out of the trees and land on the beach.
I like the way nature can sometimes take you thoughts and turn them into a single event that seems to make sense.
So here is a Bordered Rustic which is very far from perfect, but is wonderfully attractive none the less. It seemed to be able to fly strongly, although it did land on the beach a few times took shake water from what was left of its wings, and then it would be away again. On a day where the cloud seemed to strip the colour from the world this was a perfect reminder of the beauty you can find if you just pay attention to the things around you.
You can find more marco shots at Macro Monday.
You can find the latest post to my other blog by clicking on the Paying Ready Attention image on the RHS of the screen.
Enjoy the close ups.