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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:30 am    Post subject: Peacock butterfly on bluebells Reply with quote

Saw this guy lurking in the bluebells up at the allotment over the weekend. Problem is I'm terrified of butterflies Shocked but I had to try and get a photo.

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely shot, I had a whole garden full of bluebells a couple of weeks ago, and didnt see any nice butterflies.

Havnt seen many at all this year?
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely photo Sharon. Poor you, I've never heard of anyone being afraid of butterflies! Maybe if you focus in on their beauty and take more photos you'll fear them less.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well thats hopefully the plan, rehabilitate myself by being forced into facing my fears Embarassed I'm not going to be much of a gardener if I keep running around screaming every time one of these beasties comes near me, and there are a good few around up at the plot so hopefully it will just annoy me too much to be afraid of them any more, but until then I'm still running!!

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if its any consolation my OH is afraid of them too.

But after much nagging i managed to get him to visit a butterfly house in amsterdam botanic gardens. (got some great photos).

so theres hope yet
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, beautiful shot! A friend of my boyfriend is also afraid of butterflies, you're only the second person I've come across. When asked, he says the reason is he's afraid of things he can't control, lol!
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew I couldn't possibly be alone in this Surprised Nice to know I'm not completely mad!!, strange my boyfriend reckons its the same reason with me, that I'm such a control freak their uncontrolled erratic flight pattern just doesn't sit with me Wink Thanks for all the comments re the photo.

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm quite sure you're not mad sharon! But how about a little rational thinking.....even if a butterfly flew your way, what are you afraid will happen? It can't sting or bite, so your fear can't be based on that....did you have a frightening experience as a child I wonder?
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know he won' t bite or sting..or anything else...He'll flutter at me Rolling Eyes !! Its a completely irrational fear, makes no sense at all. Only thing I can think of was an incident in a butterfly farm, but I was already afraid of them then, I just first realised it when I went to the place in Kildare, I was 11, went into the butterfly house, got totally freaked out after about 10 minutes and squashed a dozen endangered and rare species as I ran out screaming... Shocked I think the people who ran the place were devastated I had masacred their precious creatures but I didn't care, I just wanted out and I made them feel bad when I wouldn't stop panicking and screaming. Ah well maybe this summer is the time to try and get rid of it!!

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