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Holly by CraftyCACecil Holly :iconcraftycacecil:CraftyCACecil 9 3 Autumn Garden by CraftyCACecil Autumn Garden :iconcraftycacecil:CraftyCACecil 12 3 Hummingbird by CraftyCACecil Hummingbird :iconcraftycacecil:CraftyCACecil 8 3 The Lady in the Garden by CraftyCACecil The Lady in the Garden :iconcraftycacecil:CraftyCACecil 9 3 The Gardener by CraftyCACecil The Gardener :iconcraftycacecil:CraftyCACecil 12 1 Admiral III by CraftyCACecil Admiral III :iconcraftycacecil:CraftyCACecil 17 0 Admiral II by CraftyCACecil Admiral II :iconcraftycacecil:CraftyCACecil 14 3 Admiral by CraftyCACecil Admiral :iconcraftycacecil:CraftyCACecil 6 3 Snowberry Clearwing Caterpillar by CraftyCACecil Snowberry Clearwing Caterpillar :iconcraftycacecil:CraftyCACecil 12 8 The Secret in the Garden by CraftyCACecil The Secret in the Garden :iconcraftycacecil:CraftyCACecil 8 0 Dragonsky by CraftyCACecil Dragonsky :iconcraftycacecil:CraftyCACecil 5 2 Little Lizard II by CraftyCACecil Little Lizard II :iconcraftycacecil:CraftyCACecil 7 0 Pretty Fritillary by CraftyCACecil Pretty Fritillary :iconcraftycacecil:CraftyCACecil 22 10 Battered Butterfly II by CraftyCACecil Battered Butterfly II :iconcraftycacecil:CraftyCACecil 5 3 Battered Butterfly by CraftyCACecil Battered Butterfly :iconcraftycacecil:CraftyCACecil 5 0
The Torn Butterfly
I found a butterfly today that couldn't fly.
Her wing was torn. She was sure to die.
I picked her up and carried her away.
And placed her on the branch of a trumpet vine to spend her final day.
The wind blew hard. All the branches quivered.
The butterfly held tight. Her wings shook and shivered.
Then came a great gust, and she clung with all her might.
I stepped back and watched the last dance of this magnificent woodland sprite.
She was beautiful like morning sunlight on wildflower petals.
She was as blue as an Autumn dusk and black like a kettle.
Faint velvet lines ran across her bust.
Wherever she stepped she left a shimmering dust.
I mourned for this butterfly clinging to a twig.
It was still too early to find her grave plot and dig.
I wished I could mend all her rips and tears,
And let her know that there is someone who cares.
The breeze lifted, and there came a stillness.
And I knew then that it was the moment of this butterfly's fulfillment.
She spread her wings; they were torn
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Chelsea Cecil
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
:wave: Welcome to my deviantART page! My name is Chelsea, and I'm a writer and photographer. I was eleven-years-old when I first got into writing fiction. About a decade ago I began to fiddle with photography. Wildlife is my primary focus. I use an ancient Kodak EasyShare Z710 point-and-shoot digital camera.

Twitter: @CraftyCecil | Instagram: @craftycecil

Writer by Shadowed-Midnight Nature Photographer Stamp by greenspy
For the first time in several years I'm active on dA again! :la: To celebrate the end of my weird reclusive phase I've put together a little feature of some little critters. 

These fantastic deviations were some of the first that caught my attention since my return and influenced the creation of my favorite collection Little Critters. I want to thank these artists for inspiring me to get active again. :)


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Everyone who donates (unless you wish to remain anonymous) will be featured in a special thank you journal when my goal is reached. Until then THANK YOU to all donors!

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dottys-friend Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Chelsea for the :+devwatch:
D-T-E Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
Thanks for favouriting the little critter! :)
Stilleschrei Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Thanks very much for the :+fav: of "Mr Blue showing his beauty" Chelsea!

Mr blue showing his beauty by Stilleschrei

wolftraz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. :)
LewiARTs Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for all :+fav:s and :+devwatch:  :handshake:
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