FLUTTER: A Story in Photos by Rebecca Barray

I’m happy to welcome Rebecca Barray to The Writerly Life today!

Becca and I became cyber-friends through a platform challenge last spring, and we’ve been cheering each other on ever since. Becca happens to be a fabulous photographer as well as a fine writer. When I asked for guest posts recently and suggested I’d like a photo essay, she happily obliged. FLUTTER is the result. Enjoy!

Here’s Becca’s introduction to FLUTTER:

These pictures tell the tragic story of a dark female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly sipping nectar on a Blue Chip butterfly bush in my front garden. 


 The End

Let Rebecca know you were here! She’ll be happy to respond.

Rebecca Barray is a stay home mother of three (four if you count her extremely child-like husband). She is a writer and spends her precious little spare time writing, learning about writing, and thinking about writing. She also likes to take pictures and show them off on her photo blog

Author: Gerry Wilson

Fiction writer. Avid reader. Former teacher. Wife, mother, grandmother.

28 thoughts

  1. Becca, sorry I took do long to check this out. The photos are magnificent … but OH what a tragic ending to a life destined to be short anyway. I never saw my cat do such a sad, sad thing … she often brought me small rodents instead. The idea of preying on spiders sounds like a good one to me, but since I hate spiders I done think I want to see pictures of them – especially ones showing the remarkable detail as in your shots.

  2. Awwwww, rats. I love butterflies, have a tattoo of one. My daughter and I read this post together. She says, “I wonder if we could teach our cat to catch spiders.”

    1. It’s not too sad, sometimes they get away. I took a picture of a butterfly this morning that was missing a small piece of its wing. 😉

      And teaching is not usually required. My cat (and dog, surprisingly) catch spiders, flies, bees, butterflies, snakes, chipmunks, birds, and even lizards. Pretty much anything that moves, lol.

  3. Oh Becca, just look at that darn cat! The other day my British cat killed (and ate) a pigeon. I know fresh meat and all that, but really…When things like this happen I can’t help but save the wing, a feather, a bit of fur…(only clean stuff) and tape them into my journal. I found a bit of fox fur int he meadow yesterday, although I’m sure Theo didn’t have that one lol. Do you sometimes do that? Lovely, lovely photos, I’m really enjoying your photo project. 🙂

  4. Beautiful photos, Becca. I wasn’t expecting the culprit to be a cat. Thanks for bringing this great post to us, Gerry.

  5. Oh, my! Now, THAT’s a story! I always side with the cat, though. Such a pity – the butterfly is really beautiful. And the cat does not really need it, as it is not enough for a snack… Pity, pity. Yet, Cats ARE supposed to be kings of the animal kingdom, you know 😀 (I really hope that one day, when the Big Cats come to rule over us, these words of mine will be counted on the favourable site ;-))

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