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Warming Up

The Citrus Swallowtail Butterfly is warming up and getting ready to conquer the garden.

There are numerous meanings of phrasal verb ‘to warm up’, but in this case or photo, it means to prepare for something such as an activity, game, or race using gentle exercises or just before it starts. (MacMillan Dictionary)

Here’s couple of idioms about ‘butterfly’.

‘butterflies in stomach’ ~ this means someone is feeling nervous (or excited) about something that you have to do especially if it is important

For example;

Mary had butterflies in stomach prior the start of her business presentation.

‘gaudy as a butterfly’ ~ this means something is fancy or colorful

For example;

Usra’s gown is gaudy as butterfly. Many designers are inspired by her outfit.

Thank you for viewing and learning English with me! To know more about how I raised this butterfly, you may check out my latest blog. I included the link below. :)

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Comment by Robbie yesterday

Hi, April!

Absolutely! Thank you for the comment and for liking this photo. By the way, welcome to MyEC!

Robbie :)

Comment by April yesterday

Black Queen of the garden! wow

Comment by Robbie on August 10, 2017 at 16:23

Thank you for liking this photo, Grace, Roman, Alia, Rosemary, Adaline, Lucy, SNR and Likewise! :)

Comment by Robbie on August 10, 2017 at 15:20

Hi, SNR!

It's nice to see your comment! That's true, black is beautiful. It's a matter of how someone or something carries it! :) 

Thank you! 

Robbie :)

Comment by Robbie on August 10, 2017 at 15:13

Thank you for the comment, Lucy dear! :)

Comment by Robbie on August 10, 2017 at 15:10

Hello, Adaline!

You're welcome! I'm grateful you took the time to read my blog. It was a lengthy one, but I've written it with lots of joy and enthusiasm.

Thank you and have a great weekend ahead!

Robbie :)

Comment by Robbie on August 10, 2017 at 15:02

Hi, Rosemary!

I couldn't agree more! I'm glad you like it! Thanks a lot for the nice comment.


Robbie :)

Comment by SNR on August 9, 2017 at 21:01

What a nice picture :D Black beauty :P

Comment by Luci on August 9, 2017 at 19:52
Aweaome pic!
Comment by Adaline Bala on August 9, 2017 at 18:16

She is beautiful!

Good catch dear Robbie!

I read about her in your blog!

Thanks for sharing!

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