Oftentimes, when Bev and I are beachcombing along the river shore, we’ll spot an occasional butterfly. Sometimes it will flit along beside us for a few minutes.

Those of you who have been following this blog for awhile will recall my cousin, Lona, who passed away last year in November. She was my age and had been bedridden and a convalescent home resident for a couple of years. 

Bev also knew Lona for many years.  And earlier this summer, on one of our earlier beachcombing trips, Bev remarked that the butterfly we saw could be Lona, joining us as we looked for shells and sea glass.


And my mom had such a fondness for butterflies, I’m always reminded of her when I see one.

Now, each time we see a butterfly on the beach, we smile as we remember those two very special ladies.

(* Although I took the above picture, I really can’t take complete credit for it. Bev’s daughter, Lacey,  joined us for a shelling trip recently. She spotted this beauty and clued me in to the photo op.)

~These Days Of Mine~

17 responses to “Flutterby

  1. Olde Towne Photos

    How unique. I don’t remember ever seeing a Butterfly at the beach.

  2. It makes you pause and wonder.

  3. Olde Town Photos is right. You never see butterflies at the beach! A very sweet post, Dianna.

  4. What a gift!! It’s been so long since I’ve been to a beach that I can’t remember if I ever saw one there!!!

  5. I think of Grandma whenever I see a butterfly. That’s why I got a cane with butterflies on it.

  6. Beautiful butterfly……I’m reminded of those who have moved on whenever I see a butterfly – when it lands on me – I know FOR SURE it’s someone I knew coming to say hello.


  7. I love it. Absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing a lovely image and some lovely ladies with us.

  8. Touches the heart Dianna ♥

  9. Butterfly and the beach, so lovely! And what lovely thoughts to accompany them.

  10. I believe that Lona and Goggie both would appreciate seaglass .. 😉

  11. ~ Signs, signs, everywhere signs ~ They are with you 🙂

  12. A lovely photograph Dianna – and your association with two important people in your lives make it even more special.

  13. Similarly to a previous commenter, I was surprised that a butterfly would be on the beach.

  14. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a lovely way to remember Lona and your Mother. Beautiful picture.

  15. I’ve seen a butterfly a couple times on the beach, it’s such a unique treat. I’ve always had a fondness for butterflies, they’re so elegant while in flight.

  16. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a butterfly on the beach. Now I’ll have to look for them. Sweet way to remember your loved ones! ~ Sheila

  17. We saw butterflies at some of the beaches on our trip. The area of Myrtle Beach we visited had flowering plants between the boardwalk.

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