The Native Americans believed that wishes could be carried on the wings of Monarch butterflies. If you desire a wish to come true, you must first capture a butterfly and whisper your wish to it. Since a butterfly can make no sound, the butterfly can not reveal the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit who hears and sees all.

In gratitude for giving the beautiful butterfly its freedom, the Great Spirit always grants the wish. So, according to legend, by making a wish and giving the butterfly its freedom, the wish will be taken to the heavens and be granted.

Here is a new series of mystical Monarch Butterfly images captured by Evelyn. I am not sure if she whispered wishes to each one, she isn’t saying…and the butterflies areĀ remaining quiet. These images are available for purchase here!

 

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