I was having a lazy Saturday morning today. Drinking a cup of tea. Pottering 'round the web looking at different sites. When I came across this...
In the summer, early one bright, warm day, a Red Admiral butterfly landed on my window ledge.
My cat was fascinated.
Soon the Red Admiral was joined by a very fat honey bee. Who sat and had a rest too.
My cat and I sat and watched as they sunned themselves for a good twenty minutes. After this initial visit, the butterfly fluttered around my garden each day, over a two week period. One particular morning I was sitting in the garden having a daydream and a think. The Red Admiral landed on the garden chair next to me. After a minute or two it actually came and sat on my hand. Utterly, flutterly brilliant. I've never been friends with a butterfly before. It was fantastic.
"Just living is not enough", said the butterfly,
"One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
Hans Christian Andersen
I love butterflies. I love beautiful dresses. And I love cats. Not necessarily in that order.