Wordless Wednesday: (Woodland Skipper) Fearless Little Creature

Wordless Wednesday: (Woodland Skipper) Fearless Little Creature

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Over the weekend, my sister and I brought her children to the playground at Pasir Ris Park. The children had a few hour of fun going down different kind of slides. Such simple joy; they just kept going at the slides. And they wouldn’t want to leave if we didn’t ‘force’ them to.

While we were at the playground, this little creature (thanks to Amanda @ MooreBlogLife, I now know this is a Woodland Skipper) landed right in front of one of my nephews. My nephew started to huff and puff at it, like the big bad wolf in the three little pigs. No, it didn’t make any attempt to fly away at all. What a fearless creature, standing up to a creature so many times its size! I just had to take a shot of it with my Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot camera phone.

There are some limitations in using a camera phone to take photo. Go over to Amanda’s site to see her shot of the Woodland Skipper, her shot is so much clearer and you can see much more details of it. The power of a proper camera is truly amazing. My shot is nothing close to her photo.

Pretty soon all the other children gathered around it. I was kind of worry with the fate of the little creature. Fortunately, it knew just when to take flight.

There are times in life when we have to stand up fearlessly to challenges, like the little creature, and yet know when to ‘take flight.’ The challenge is knowing when to do which. Some of us are ever ready to give up when we hit walls and yet others just do not want to let go and move on. When we take time out to reflect in the quietness, our inner voice will reach out to us. We have to learn to listen and to trust that inner voice.

I am glad to say that all children and adults were friendly and no insect was injured or treated badly in this experience. 🙂

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43 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: (Woodland Skipper) Fearless Little Creature

    1. Symphony of Love Post author

      @ Susan, thank you. Happy WW too! 🙂

      @ Gena, glad that you like the message behind. Happy New Year too!

      @ Hilary, enjoy the New Year with your family and friends too. 🙂

  1. Hilary

    Hi .. I love the way the little ?butterfly, moth stood up to everyone – the children will remember that as a good story .. don’t be frightened and you’ll be able to say .. “remember when I wrote about fear”: face your challenges and they’ll be overcome or disappear.

    Enjoy the New Year with family and friends –
    Hilary Melton-Butcher
    Positive Letters Inspirational Stories
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..Pantomime – Lord of Misrule – Grand Dame … =-.

  2. Ms. Latina

    What a beautiful photo but your statement:

    There are times in life when we have to stand up fearlessly to challenges, like the little creature, and yet know when to ‘take flight.’

    touched me the most. It was exactly what I needed to face the New Year, which is full of so many changes. Thank you so much!

    May you and your family have a wonderful New Year!

    1. Symphony of Love Post author

      @ Diana, thank you.

      @ Andrea, thank you and you are most welcome. 🙂

      @ Ms. Latina, I wish you all the best for the New Year. May you and your family be blessed.

      @ Carol, you are most welcome 🙂

      @ Cafe au Lait, I thought so too. Just that most of the time I only see moth at night. So I thought otherwise. 🙂

  3. Sukhmandir Kaur

    It looks like a moth except that it holds its wings like a butterfly perhaps Debbie the About insect guide could identify for you. Joyful that no insects were harmed in the making of this image 🙂 Happy NY & WW

  4. Sue

    That is a cool looking insect. I’m not sure but it could be a Hummingbird Moth.

    I’m glad everyone enjoyed looking at it.

    Happy WW & New Year 🙂

    1. Symphony of Love Post author

      @ Julia, Sara, Meleah, thank you. 🙂

      @ Liz, I am not much a fan of moth too. But this little fellow is different from the usual moth I see. It looks quite cute. 🙂

      @ Megan, what a creative suggestion. 🙂

      @ Secret Mom Thoughts, a brave little insect indeed. Standing up to so many kids at the playground. With kids, you just wouldn’t know when one of them would grab it or crush it. But fortunately most kids are more loving than adults for most time. 🙂

      @ JamericanSpice, not sure if you should stand up to it or fly but I hope you will find the wisdom and strength to make the appropriate decision. Wishing goodness in all areas of your life and that you will have nothing to fear.

      @ Lisa, I like the name of skipper. 🙂

      @ Sukhmandir Kaur, yes, it did have similarities to the usual moth I am seeing. Happy New Year to you too.

      @ Sue, I didn’t know there is such an insect called Hummingbird Moth. Happy WW and New Year to you too. 🙂

      @ WeeShenanigans, I am glad that it knew when to fly away too. 🙂

    1. Symphony of Love Post author

      @ Amanda, I am from Singapore. So this is probably an Asian variety. Yours shot of the Woodland Skipper was truly awesome and hairy too. 🙂

      @ Jenna, indeed an inspiration! Somehow the universe’s messages reached us through varies channels and mediums. 🙂

      @ Hol, you are most welcome and thank you for stopping by too. 🙂

  5. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Dianne, thank you. That was probably the best I can do with a camera phone. Thank you for taking the time to drop by too. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year too. 🙂

  6. Tina T

    What wonderful symbolism you use with this story. It is true that we all need to learn when to be fearless and when to take flight. Life lacks excitement if we take flight when it is time to be fearless, but it is too dangerous if we don’t master learning when to flee. I think that as we get older most of us become less fearless, which is a big difference between children and adults.
    .-= Tina T´s last blog ..Does Religion Strengthen a Marriage? =-.

    1. Symphony of Love Post author

      @ Tina, you are right. As we get older, most of us do become less fearless. Perhaps we do need to learn to be fearless like a child and yet know when to let go to move on.

  7. Jean Stockdale

    Great post.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. We got so tickled over Grasyon thinking I was saying,”Cheeks,” instead of “cheese.” Of course the strong reaction he received from all of us only encouraged him to continue the action!!!

    We at the Stockdale household had a glorious Christmas celebrating the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. We trust you and yours enjoyed it as well and bless you with a wonderful New Year!
    .-= Jean Stockdale´s last blog ..Joy in the Journey Lecture 10 =-.

    1. Symphony of Love Post author

      @ Jean, that was very cute of him. Sometimes my niece and nephews do things like that too. And the more we laughed, the more they would do it. Glad to hear that all of you had a glorious Christmas. A wonderful New Year to you too.

  8. David

    What a cool name, Woodland Skipper. I don’t know if I’d call it fearless. It was probably in shock and unable to move 🙂