surrounded by butterflies

Hello, there. How's your week been going? I loved hearing about your inspirations. It's so interesting to me. And thanks for mentioning me as an inspiration. You are the sweetest!

This week I have been finding loads of inspiration from nature. I'm always inspired by nature, but this week has been especially beautiful. Flowers, flowers and more flowers and because of the flowers... butterflies! The monarchs are finally here. I was starting to worry because I hadn't seen many this summer, but now I see more monarchs than anything else.

They're loving the butterfly bushes and the tall verbena (Verbena bonariensis). Good thing I've let the verbena self seed all over the place.

There's something magical about walking into a garden filled with the flutter of butterflies.

You can't help but feel happy. And inspired.

Had to do a quick watercolor of a monarch today.

And now I have a bunch more butterfly inspiration because a sweet, crafty friend made a huge collection of die cut butterflies for me.

Oh, the possibilities!

Wishing you a beauty, inspiration and Joy filled weekend!


  1. Anne, your photography is exquisite. The images have so much clarity. Well done on your butterfly inspired painting too. Beautiful! You are very lucky to have received all those die cut butterflies too. I bet you do something wonderful with them. I hope you have a lovely and inspired weekend.

  2. I have been so inspired by butterflies this year. I love your photos and paintings.

  3. Darling, your work is always so wonderful I´m running out of adjectives!!!

  4. Beautiful photos... but that watercolour is simply divine!

  5. Hi Anne!
    I love your butterflies!!! And looking forward to see what you're going to do with the paper cuttings!

  6. Thanks for this! School started back this week and I haven't even had time to pump for my baby, let alone notice the inspiring around me. I love it!

  7. Butterflies make me smile and so does your blog! Thanks for sharing your photos and your painting! Beautiful! xo


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