About


Hi I’m Shelley! 

Welcome to Touching Butterflies!

Though my Minnesota roots go deep, a short time ago I journeyed beyond the boundaries of my comfort into this next place, where my playground happens to be the beautiful backdrop of northwest Montana! Yep, still pinching myself and awaking with gratitude! Not a day goes by where I don’t think about the sweet familiar of my growing up place, yet I embrace the stepping forward onto this unknown path of surprise and adventure.

This is my “Happy Place”, where rock and water meet with stunning majestic horizons, where stories of amazing people who lived here centuries ago mingle with those who followed a yearning to explore the “Wild Frontier”! While I have all the modern conveniences one might need, in some ways transitioning from suburban life to the rural setting I’ve chosen, it sometimes feels like high adventure with my soul!                                                                                            

 Like a changing caterpillar finding it’s way from chrysalis to butterfly, I’m slowly shedding. With each layer that falls I’m discovering the truth of the self underneath. So as I keep exploring this wholehearted way of be-ing, it is here where I wish to practice, open more, sharing my creative spirit through photography, writings, and reflections, and what ever else may bubble up. Maybe you’ll catch a sliver of light or something that makes your senses flutter. Whatever you experience, it is through my heart lens of love that I offer it. Thanks for visiting Touching Butterflies! I invite you to join me on this continuing adventure where anything is possible!

 I welcome your thoughts and comments too!