Monday, 13 August 2018

The Beautiful And Fragile Butterfly.

I adore butterflies. The amazing colours, how delicate they are, the fleeting beauty and the way they fly and flutter about. They always remind me of summer, flower meadows, warm days and sunshine.

Butterflies have been around for about 50 million years and their evolution probably started around 150 million years ago.

They are amazing creatures yet are in decline. In UK we have lost three quarters of our butterfly population. Their fragility makes them quick to react to changes in climate, and loss of habitat. Many other birds and animals rely on the butterfly as a food source so their loss can have an effect up the chain. Butterflies are an indicator of a healthy ecosystem and environment.

Freedom , Beauty and Peace are often depicted by the Butterfly. They have often been mentioned in literature such as Shakespeare, The Bible and modern day poetry.

I also love to take photographs of butterflies. They are however a difficult subject as by their very nature they rarely keep still! 

So any photographs I have taken are the result of hours of patience and good luck! I often have the best results taking a comfortable seating area close by some of the flowers that butterflies love.

Here are just some of the items I put together that feature the beautiful butterfly.


I do love cushions and these two below both feature butterflies at rest on flowers. The first is more a summery look with the purples and oranges and the second gives a more autumnal feel I think. Both will look at home with many decorative styles and can be used in a bedroom or living area with ease.


Autumn Butterfly Throw Pillow
Autumn Butterfly Throw Pillow
by RaintreeDesigns

If you would like a postcard that is colourful, cheerful and  depicts a wonderful relaxed nature scene.
Butterfly On Flowers Postcard
Butterfly On Flowers Postcard
by RaintreeDesigns


I do like to give Thank you cards,I think it just shows appreciation and care. There are two versions here that will suit many Thank you occasions  
Butterfly At Rest On Flowers Thankyou Card
Butterfly At Rest On Flowers Thankyou Card
by RaintreeDesigns

If you are looking for a canvas to display on your home or office wall  these two butterflies that came to rest of a beautiful yellow flower makes a lovely relaxing and peaceful scene that will look good and fit in with many styles of home decor.
Two Butterflies On Flower Canvas Print
Two Butterflies On Flower Canvas Print
by RaintreeDesigns

If you prefer a poster here we have a great photograph of the butterflies wings outstretched feeding or resting on this pale yellow flower. Again will suit many styles of home decor.  
Autumn Butterfly Poster
Autumn Butterfly Poster
by RaintreeDesigns

I will be ordering this Welcome mat! I love the two butterflies and the cheerful greeting it will give visitors. A little out of the ordinary for a Welcome mat that will create a unique and lovely first impression to your home.  
Two Butterflies On Flower Doormat
Two Butterflies On Flower Doormat
by RaintreeDesigns

I don't know about you  but even in this age of computers, ipads and technology I still always need a notepad to hand write things in!! However I don't want a boring one so one like this that is beautiful with the butterfly and flowers fading into the distance is so much better.    
Beautiful Butterfly On Flowers Notebook
Beautiful Butterfly On Flowers Notebook
by RaintreeDesigns

Do you wear leggings? Would you wear a unique pair of leggings like these butterfly and flower design ones. I adore the colours and think that they would go with many different tops in green, purple, orange , brown, white and black so very versatile.  
Butterfly On Flowers Leggings
Butterfly On Flowers Leggings
by RaintreeDesigns

If you need a lunch box for work or school and you love nature, flowers and butterflies this is a lovely one  
Butterfly On Flowers Metal Lunch Box
Butterfly On Flowers Metal Lunch Box
by RaintreeDesigns

I do hope you enjoyed my butterfly photos and browsing the items here. If one or more catches your eye do click through to find out more.Thank you so much for your visit and for appreciating nature and the butterflies.