5.06.2010

Iguazu Falls: First Encounter

Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder... (Thoreau)
Yes, these are real pictures.  Yes that is me being lucky enough to be the one in them! This is one of my favorite butterflies.  Notice the number "88" in the wings of it.  Isn't that neat?










At Iguazu Falls in Iguazu, Argentina I had a delightful encounter with these heavenly beauties.  The butterflies, the "88" black and white butterfly in particular,  had a grand time licking the salt off my arm.    They stayed with me as I walked around the park for about 30 minutes, just hanging out.  Their presence  felt like it was a little gift of love from above.  It was a connecting experience which I wont be forgetting any time soon.

Iguazu Falls is absolutely gorgeous and a true "must-see" in Argentina.  I will post more about it later.  And yes, I am home now and I am loving it!  But I quite miss South America.  I still have so many pictures to share so I hope you don't mind me going on about my experiences there.  Thanks for all your comments and support!

43 comments:

animal print gal said...

Oh these gorgeous butterflies! Sooo beautiful! Thank you!

kellywanhainen said...

oh wow! these butterflies are so pretty! love the pictures, you look great!

FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

How beautiful and you are simply glowing...so, so, pretty!

Liesl :)

Josie said...

Ohhhh, those butterflies are so gorgeous! This is amazing. Officially must visit.
xxoo Josie

lara said...

The 88th butterfly, and the others?
Lovely photos

Claire Kiefer said...

I can't believe those are real--that 88 butterfly is so beautiful! Crazy to think things like that are naturally occurring. So pretty, and kinda surreal . . .

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Such a heavenly place and these butterflies like as an art,totaly fabulous,wonderful girl Rachael!-)***

Adorable beauty,I am jalous...(in a very good sence of this word:-)*

My Love and many hugs for you and you boyfriend!***
Violetta***

Couture said...

They're beautiful! Must have been a very special experience!!

Ken said...

whoa that is so cool! usually butterflies dont do that

Sarah B said...

They're gorgeous! I've been to a couple of butterfly houses at zoos in Australia and it is special when they land on you. You've had the most amazing holiday!

beingdena said...

such beautiful butterflies.

CHANTELLE said...

oh my, what an incredible creature! it's so stunning :) i've never seen anything quite like it!
x

shari @ little blue deer said...

Wow, I have never seen a butterfly like these! Looks like everything is more beautiful in Argentina! And keep the pics coming, I love having a little virtual vacay here!

Claire said...

wow, cool photos, you must have a good camera! Glad you're home safe, you must have had an amazing trip, lucky you! cant wait to see more pics:)

Mere said...

The 88 butterfly is amazing! So beautiful. These pictures are really amazing. It's a shame all of the pesticides for mosquitoes where I live have pretty much killed all of the butterflies---they are def a sight to see.

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Lily Riani said...

i loike... all

Vic said...

Beautiful pictures!

leigh ashley said...

wow! that's so cool! we have a butterfly pavilion in denver... this makes me want to go there! i know it's nothing like argentina, but, hey, it's something! :)

Makay said...

WOW! THAT IS soooooo pretty. :)

I thought that the pics were fake. GREAT JOB!

-makay

ALFIE said...

these photos are amazing! as for the quote in the previous post--- words to live by!

.simply.life. said...

So beautiful and terrifying all at once! (I have an irrational fear of butterflies) :)
Really great pictures though!!

Mel said...

Oh wow, that 88 butterfly is one of the coolest things I've seen!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

tagged butterflies, ho cool!! gorgeous!

Fleur said...

That is incredible, you have a great eye. Will that be one of your lucky number from now on? Looks like you are having a fabulously colourful time

A Wedding Story said...

How awesome! I have always wanted to go to Iguazu and generally see Argentina! Neato, thanks for posting!

Diana Mieczan said...

They are real, right? OMG...so beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend my lovely:)
Kisses

its simple love said...

Yes they are REAL! How crazy is that? There are over 2,000 species of butterflies in the jungle. The "88" is one of my favorites along with the Giant Blue Morphs that you often see in glass cases. Gorgeous! And such a heavenly experience.

Rachael

thenextarrow said...

i have a minor fear of butterflies, but you make them look so lovely.

:)

xo Alison

Kallie said...

Your pictures are stunning. Those butterflies are incredible. You're like Snow White with beautiful winged creatures alighting on you :)

Estelle said...

wow ! amazing pictures ! :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow these images are stunning! What a lovely blog you have. So happy I stumbled upon it :)

Have a wonderful weekend!
Dawn

Bree said...

oh dear, while I find butterflies beautiful in pictures, I am absolutely terrified of them! I cower like a sucker whenever I see one fly by, or even a leaf that I think may be one. ya, kinda weird, I know..

Marie said...

Wow, that 88 butterfly is really cute!:D Glad you were able to take a picture of it and share with us.:D

Please do share more of the pictures you took, I would love to see them, I've never been to South America.:D

Blogger has been acting crazy on me, I couldn't see most of the blogs I read on my dashboard! Glad I knew about it and of course, had to follow your blog again!:D

Happy weekend, Rachel!:D

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Little Bear Stories said...

wow these butterflies are amazing! what a beautiful experience!

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Kayla said...

I love your blog. Gorgeous pics!

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julianne. said...

that is unbelievably beautiful.
i lllove these pictures.
wow.<3

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

What incredible photos! They would look great in a sequence frame :)

x Jasmine

Café Bellini - Beauty. Yoga. Kids. Life. said...

Oh wow! I love the "88" butterfly, I can't believe it's real!

Eva said...

there's only one thing to say: beautiful! :)

x

Teresa said...

What gorgeous butterflies! I love the pattern on that first one! Fashion can be totally inspired by those little wonders!

invasionista

Fé... said...

Wow! Absolutely a must-see. Those butterflies are gorgeous. Look at those beautiful patterns they have... But I think you look as beautiful as them in the picture :)

Taj Acosta said...

Hi girl!
That is so cool! Ilove butterflies and have never seen the one with the 88 on it! Thanks for sharing ;) xoxo

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