As I sat in the big chair in the living room, looking out the picture window, I saw a big beautiful butterfly flitting about the bushes! It was the first big one I have seen this summer. It was yellow, with black edgings. I have seen the small yellow ones flying around. They are pretty, too.
I had another unusual experience today. Two birds, one after another, hurled themselves at the window. They saw themselves reflected in the window and thought it was an enemy - poor birds. I was feeling sorry for them and hoped they were okay.
Then I saw a big, handsome red cardinal taking his ease on the rhododendrons. I felt Pete near and felt comforted.
That big, beautiful butterfly reminded me of a summer over 50 years ago. We were at Lake Wallenpaupack when I saw the Great Luna Moth. There it hung, on the door of Odhner's Cabin, its exquisite wings slowly weaving back and forth. It was a pale cream color. It was so lovely, it seemed to belong to the other world.
Before I say good night and head up the wooden hill to bed, I want to welcome a new member of our merry little band - Rebecca Cooper. When I think of Becky, it is with awe for all that she has accomplished, in addition to being a wife and mom. I am no longer an active participant on a discussion group she belongs to. To compensate, I took the liberty of adding her to the Mindwalker crew.
Nite nite - am off to the land of Winkin, Blinkin and Nod! Grammie Kay