Thursday, October 09, 2008


I managed to get out in the yard yesterday to sit a bit in the sun. I firmly believe the sun is healing - and I could use a bit of healing right about now... So I went out back and settled in the sun in one of the adirondacks, and I noticed a flurry of activity only a few feet away from me. The daisies next to the Buddha were alive with little butterflies. If my memory serves me, these are Painted Ladies on their way south for the winter. I counted 18 at one point. Well, actually I counted more than that, but I deducted for them moving about... About a week ago this bush was filled with dark butterflies, whether Black Swallowtails or Dianas, I am not sure and did not feel well enough to go and check, but we have them both in abundance.
It seemed lonely out in the yard without Punk... he got into a fight the other night and had to spend a couple of days at the vet's getting patched up. He will be home today.


ancient one said...

Butterflies and Daisies are beautiful.. I just have some of those blue "wild flowers" (weeds?) blooming and some impatiens. Hope 'ole Punk gets patched up and back home where he belongs. I hope your day/night is good!

Cliff said...

Ohh so nicely done photos. Beautiful.
Sorry about the cat getting tore up. They sure have a tendancy to do that.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Your Buddha is so serene. I have a happy Buddha and he always makes me smile.

This is Thanksgiving weekend here and the weather is lovely so I look forward to a nice time.

Ginnie said...

Your pictures are lovely. This looks like the perfect place to "get away from it all".