Sunday, October 08, 2017

Knocked down Butterflies

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While riding on the national highways in July, on way to Thandikudi (Kodai) for vacation, we sadly hit number of butterflies which came knocking on the windshield and side windows around the belt of Tindivanam and Villupuram. It wasn’t an unusual thing while riding but this time we hit butterflies in plenty and the butterflies were emerging in and out of the median where flowering plants were at bloom. At many places across the highways flowering plants and shrubs are grown on the median to prevent flashing light from the passing vehicles in opposite at night and also to enhance the appearance of road.

I have taken the NH 45 many times and ever hit the number of butterflies alike and we felt pity for these tiny lives. The butterflies that mostly knocked down were yellow and light green ones apart some red brown and orange butterflies. My cousin was driving the car and the knocked down butterflies leave back their trace on the windshield, turning it colourful and we counted about 5 different colours. The plants that adore the medians were mostly oleander and some kind of yellow flowers that produce nectar. So the butterflies were busy feeding on the sweet essence and being a highway it’s not possible to drive slowly, so could only feel sorry for these beauty species.

Footnote:

The rock painting of butterflies (pic above) was captured while waiting at the ECR toll gate to collect tickets. ECR toll gate is beautiful as same and I always try to capture some thing and the rock paintings are one. 

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9 comments:

Gosia k said...

it looks interesting

eileeninmd said...

Hello, sad about the butterflies being hit, but it does not seem preventable.

The rock painting of the butterflies is beautiful. Thank you so much for linking up your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Twilight Man said...

It is amazing and strange to know that there were lots of butterflies on your highways. There must be lots of pretty flowers lining the highway there.
You could say small prayers to ferry the butterflies' souls when they got knocked. It would help end their karmic cycles faster.

Pattu Raj said...

Such pretty ones. Here we rejoice if we see four or five!

Destination Infinity said...

I don't see butterflies in the city anymore... at least my part of the city. The rock painting is nice, should check out the toll gate next time I visit ECR :)

Destination Infinity

Alok singhal said...

It is good to see such cute species around, I wish there was a way we didn’t knock them down!

Lady Fi said...

Lovely rock painting -- but shame about the butterflies crashing in to cars.

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous rock painting of the butterflies ~ they live such a fragile life ~ but the again don't we all ~ Thanks for the post and visiting my blog ~ Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

A ShutterBug Explores aka (A Creative Harbor)

Nancy Chan said...

Very pretty rock painting of butterflies. Its sad that the butterflies flew into the path of fast moving vehicles on the highway.