Saturday, April 12, 2008

A Butterfly Fluttersby

A door to the screen room was left ajar all afternoon. I discovered this large, gorgeous butterfly trying to get out and I just HAD to take a picture before rescuing it. I had a little Dollar Store butterfly net my granddaughter used to try and catch little lizards. I plopped it over the butterfly and lightly held the wings through the netting. A moment later it was freely flying away to other places.


Here is a more personal item than I usually include. On April 4, our next door neighbor was found unconscious inside her home. On the 12th she passed away. She was an avid gardener and watched the wildlife with me. She introduced me to feeding the big birds in 2002. She was the sweetest woman and will be so missed. I cannot imagine not having her there next winter.

2 comments:

lezbag said...

I'm a book artist in Oregon and have a proposition for you for a collaborative project. Please email me at lezbag at yahoo dot com. ps i'm not a scammer or a nut. you can see some of my paintings at www.bigbluebird.blogspot.com

cady68 said...

perhaps the butterfly, also found on April 12th was a metaphor for beautiful Rose's new found freedom? Maybe Rose and the butterfly could be on a page together.

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