Peace Corps Kyrgyzstan

Sunday, July 17, 2005

On a recent hike along the banks of the Ak-buura, I disturbed a swarm of butterflies that had been resting. Hundreds of them surrounded me. When their wings are closed they resemble stones, but as they open they reveal the blues and purples you see here. The flowers along the banks are identical to these opened winged blues. I escaped a certain death by showing the butterflies pictures of themselves on my digital camera. Vanity can be a powerful tool...


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