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Friday, 11 June 2010

The Butterfly

Flutterbies and Flowers
This brilliantly bright mural is painted on the side wall of the Lord Mayor's country children's holiday camp in Portsea. The camp was established to provide holidays for children of the outback areas. Portsea is a seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula across Port Philip Bay.

When I saw this I was reminded of the song "Butterfly" written by the French singer-songwriter, Danyel Gérard. Click here to listen to the song. This is the English version I remember. This is the German version sung by Gérard.

Today's Quote: The butterfly is a flying flower, the flower a tethered butterfly ~Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun.

5 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello sweetie, how are you!
So nice post, this mural is beautiful!It's all about be positive in life and I do love butterflies!
Take care okay
hugs
Léia

Regina said...

Such lovely mural and camp house.
Happy weekend.

Jacob said...

Nice to have you back! You have had your hands full, that's for sure. Glad that your grandkids are doing OK now!

I like the mural a lot. Bright and cheery - just the kind of art to bring a smile to children's faces!

brattcat said...

It looks as if the children have had a hand in this mural. How wonderful. So good to hear all of the good news. Take a deep breath and be good to yourself. You've been through a lot.

Stephen said...

The mural was painted by a local aboriginal woman, Bea Edwards, with help from friends. It was completed in the late 90s.

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.