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FLYING FLOWERS
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The little child whispered, "God, speak to me," and a meadowlark sang. But the child did not hear.
So the child yelled, "God, speak to me," and the thunder rolled across the sky. But the child did not listen.
The child looked around and said "God, let me see you," and a star shone brightly. But the child did not notice.
And the child shouted "God, show me a miricle!" and a life was born. But the child did not know.
So the child cried out in despair, "Touch me God, and let me know you are there!" Whereupon God reached down
and touched the child. but the child brushed the butterfly away. And walked off unknowingly.
-Anonymous 

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Butterfly gardening is my passion. Butterflies and caterpillars are attracted to specific plants.  I have learned what makes stuff grow, and what butterflies are attracted to which flower, and what the host plant for their catarpillars are. I don't beleive in keeping butterflies "captive".  I beleive that "IF YOU PLANT IT, THEY WILL COME", and if you provide for their caterpillars, they will stay.  My butterfly garden (& yard) were recently certified a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.  It is recognized as a place where wildlife may find quality habitat - food, water, cover, and places to raise their young.

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