Sunday, January 15, 2012

Winged Things.

"I was always a lover of soft winged things." Victor Hugo ... I love winged things; angels, fairies, birds and my personal favorite..BUTTERFLIES! I've been totally obsessed with them for years. The ultimate in butterflies is the Blue Morpho in Costa Rica. With a huge wingspan and a gorgeous florescent blue that shimmers in the sun, they look an animation when they fly by in the dipsy doodle type flight pattern they have. In the states, my favorite is the Tiger Swallowtail and I love all of the ones in between. Like millions of others, I like watching birds. All birds. My favorite is the Cardinal. I saw some pretty spectacular birds in Central America, but I found myself missing the cardinal. They have a pretty red summer tanager down there, but it's not the same. I can understand why angels are portrayed with wings...light, mystical and free. And children's (and some adults) best imaginary friends...fairies. The things storybooks and make believe are made of.
The world is full of wonders. I hope I never lose that child like awe of watching soft winged things FLY!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A New Year - A New Start - A New Perspective

I've been off the blog for awhile. I've been getting my ducks in a row. I've moved back from Costa Rica. I'm setting up housekeeping again in my house in Mobile. I've got a job. If there is one thing for sure, it's change. So, as we go into a new year, I will embrace my alter ego, the Butterfly, and rise above my circumstances and look at life with a different perspective. I'm looking forward to the journey.
Sometimes we count our blessings.
Sometimes we just need to ponder.