by Janet Blue on July 16, 2018



Sparks - Aphrodite Fritillary


Once again I have chosen one of Dad Tom’s photos for my Spark. This is an Aphrodite Fritillary.

The Aphrodite Fritillary lives for about a year, which is a fairly long lifespan for a butterfly. A year to a human with an average lifespan, however, doesn’t amount to much when you consider humans sleep for one-third of their lives. But a year sprawled on the couch binge watching some television program is a year wasted. Remember the butterfly when you think that today doesn’t matter. It could be your last, and you really don’t want to waste it!

This week’s author, Rabindranath Tagore was a writer, song composer, playwright, essayist and painter and the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Tagore was born in 1861 in Calcutta, British India. He died in in 1941 at the age of 80.

Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie currently is taking a well-deserved “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. However, many of us are continuing to post a Spark on Monday, as we totally agree with Annie’s vision: “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!”

Please do have a great day no matter how you decide to spend it.





Dalton/Angel-MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Angel-Minko July 19, 2018 at 3:39 am

I am not a couch potato, but sometimes I do waste time on trivial things…
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mommakatandherbearcat July 17, 2018 at 7:26 pm

I’m one of those people who always have good ideas but I never execute them. I’m definitely the couch potato!
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Ellen Pilch July 16, 2018 at 8:24 pm

Beautiful photo and wonderful reminder that time is precious. XO

BeadedTail July 16, 2018 at 5:45 pm

What a beautiful butterfly and lovely spark! We’re working on being present and living in the moment. Some days this goes better than others for our mommy.
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The Island Cats July 16, 2018 at 4:28 pm

What a beautiful butterfly. We’ve never seen one like that.
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The Swiss Cats July 16, 2018 at 2:10 pm

That butterfly is gorgeous ! Beautiful photo ! Purrs

Cathy Keisha July 16, 2018 at 12:14 pm

Beautiful photograph.

Eastside Cats July 16, 2018 at 11:21 am

I spent time this weekend taking photos of butterflies! Unable to get any images in the wild, we stopped at a greenhouse/nursery that has it’s own butterfly house, and managed to get quite a few photos inside there…even if it was very HOT!

Comedy Plus July 16, 2018 at 10:36 am

Dad Tom did well. I never waste my days. I’m old and I live each one to the fullest.

Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches to all the kitties. ♥
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The Florida Furkids July 16, 2018 at 8:04 am

Dad Tom’s photo is lovely! Excellent Spark. None of us know how much time we have.

The Florida Furkids
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Linda Arthur Tejera July 16, 2018 at 6:50 am

That’s one beautiful photo and a great quote to accompany it. Love your commentary on it! Have a beautiful week! 😀 <3
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Teddy July 16, 2018 at 5:02 am

What a beautiful butterfly! It’s true that life is too short to waste any of it…..I sure try not to waste a moment myself – I’m exploring my yard, finding new patches of dirt and mulch to roll around in, leaping in the air to catch moths, butterflies and bugs…….yep I’m a busy guy and will not waste one minute. I try to remind my Mom of this too!!

Love, Teddy
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