Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Life in Flight

If I were a butterfly what would I see? These delicate creatures travel thousands of miles every year. Changing weather patterns have certainly made their lives harder; harder to reach and return to regular destinations. Yet they continue - their dogged determination inspires humans to assign them a place of inspiration.

By the end of September my Butterfly bushes seemed to be dying back - finished for the year. By the second week of October they were fully loaded with blooms for the fifth time. I thought that strange until a new, possibly last round of butterflies, began to arrive. Maybe these few are staying this time and their life cycle is over. A large blue one seemed to sit down on my garden wall and go to sleep. It took me a couple of hours to realize the creature's life in flight was over.

I wait for early spring to cut back the bushes. To do so now could take a tiny morsel, possibly needed by a late commuter.


  1. Aww. This made me happy for the remaining round of butterflies but sad for the last little guy…

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  2. Hi Elsie - yes I kept hoping the little blue fellow would fly off. Not to be.

    My pleasure and I added you to my blogroll. Can't wait to read what you come up with! Horror, mobsters, crazy clowns- skies the limit!

    I appreciate your visit.

  3. I did see a peacock butterfly the other day but that's probably the last for a while.

  4. Don't they live a very short time? I hadn't seen butterflies for a long time after we'd moved into a house in a sandy area ten years ago, but since we turned our yard into a flower garden this summer, the butterflies and bees suddenly appeared again!

  5. Mike - I had to Google the peacock. It is absolutely gorgeous... have never seen one here.
    Hey that recent post of yours had me going! See you tomorrow, all things willing.

  6. Hi Dez - some migrate very long distances and even return. Of course I don't really know much (lol). Good to hear the butterflies and bees are visiting you! Speaking of visiting - I'm headed your way to see what's showing.


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