Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The Miracle of Life!

The miracle of life! by Nieve44/Luz
The miracle of life!, a photo by Nieve44/Luz on Flickr.
Word of the day: metamorphosis
Music: This Spring Release 10,000 Butterflies, Ottmar Liebert
mood: happy
in my glass: bubbles-Riven Rock to be exact

So this morning before heading to work I decided to step out onto backyard-something I usually don't do but for some reason I felt something calling my name. Lo and behold it was one of my babies emerging from its cocoon. I stood there in awe and amazement at the transformation happening right in front of me. I've seen such things in photos but not in real life and not in my backyard on a plant that was specifically planted to attract such butterflies. Just a few short weeks I noticed there were three caterpillars hungrily feasting on the passion vine plant. I was afraid there wouldn't be anything left of my plant after they finished. Finally they moved over to the pergola and began to weave their new home from which to emerge.

I soooo wanted to stay and watch this beauty spread its wings and fly but don't think my boss would've understood the reason for my absence.  I hope the butterfly returns for a visit.  Today was symbolic for various reasons and after the gloomy weekend I had I needed a some joy in my life.  I found it without searching for it and the miracle of life continues.  While there were no 10,000 butterflies released from my backyard I felt the 10,000 blessings that were bestowed on me today.

1 comment:

Desert Diva said...

It's amazing when we see the "little things" that make us glad to be alive! :-)