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Holi: Festival of Colors
The Harvest
Concoran Museum
Spring 2017 - Carrizo Plain National Monument
Rialto Bridge Gondolas
Lights and Dots 23
Dinner's Ready!
A Beautiful Egret Posing in a Florida Pond
A Homeless Man and His Pigeon
Young, Passionate, and Free.
Enjoying Siesta Key Beach
First Flight
By a Roadside Pond in Venice, FL
Migration
Natural Resources Help His Life
Bronco
 Moose sighting through a spotting scope in Teton National
Cowgirl watching Prairie Fires at Flint Hills of Kansas
Ahead
Wild pony at Assateague Island on the bayside of the Island
Bubble Nora
GPL samadhi
Original truck US Army used during World War II
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
First Flight

A father at my school gave us a chrysalis so the children could watch the beginning of a butterfly's life. After the butterfly hatched, it could not yet fly, and so it stayed with me (on my hand) at my desk as I worked. It would perch itself on my finger as I typed. From time to time, it would attempt to fly....only to crash into a wall and return to me. Finally, we were able to release it into the wild! It was such an amazing experience for me, to be so close to this amazing creation.

TAGS: Butterfly, Virginia

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Oakton, Virginia, United States of America
Member since 2016
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© Danielle Lussier.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2016
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Date Uploaded: April 20, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
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