Thursday, July 02, 2009

Butterflies That are Not Free

William and I went to a butterfly exhibit while in Maryland. In the greenhouse, hundreds of butterflies flew around and humans marveled and photographed them. A couple of Asian tourists with very large camera lenses looked for the perfect shot. I was amused to see one on top of this man's hat as he looked all around for a butterfly to photograph. An analogy for life, I think. Sometimes, the very thing you are searching for in life is right where you are, if only you could see it. (I showed this man the photo, but he could not speak English, so that was the extent of our laugh together.) And anyone who says "butterflies are free" haven't paid the admission price to this exhibit.

William and I picked about a cup of blackberries today, but noticed that there are many, many red ones. Will we get to them before the birds? Also found some peppermint in the creek.

John, a young teen who has battled a brain tumor, comes over to help me train the miniature horses for pet therapy. I am so pleased to see his bubbly personality coming out as he is so much better on an experimental treatment. This made me happy today.

I am sometimes asked how I have time to blog. Well, I don't watch TV for the most part. I watch only "Bones" and "House" when there are new episodes and those are taped. And then, my housekeeping standards are not high and my husband is loving and understanding. My blogs often write themselves in my head as I go about my day, and when I have time, I mostly just type them out. As you see from my gaps, sometimes I don't have time.

I miss Lauren!


Cloudia said...

I SO relate to all you wrote today.
You are a beautiful person!!

Comfort Spiral

Kristen Painter said...

I like House and Bones too.

pita-woman said...

I visited one of those butterfly houses when I was on Vancouver Island... one landed on my bare leg, kindly freaked me out.
I've been contemplating trying to clicker train the mini that is at TLC, but to do so I'd have to separate him from the mini-donkey, and that wouldn't be a pleasant thing on the ears.

pita-woman said...

This isn't butterfly related...

I wish I'd had my camera w/me at the farm yesterday. I finally got to see Diva (aka Etheluci) and her two new chicks. Too cute! She was giving one of them a piggy-back ride.

Barbara Martin said...

Life isn't free and yet there is much on offer as in your great post on butterflies.

Jenn Jilks said...

Fun post! We have tons of free butterflies, tourist, few berries and a bear! Life is a challenge!

pita-woman said...

Saw Anna's photo on the cover of the newspaper this morning... Congrats!!!
Also, the newly hatched chix continue to do well. :)

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

I totally agree with how you spend your time...but a little jealous of the butterfly engagement!! How cool was that?


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