“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle
(a tiny little skipper butterfly / Julie Cook / 2015)
Standing outside under a crisp blue sky,
lost to Winter’s bareness, forlornly, I sigh. . .
Suddenly. . .
something fast and quick
something with color
something out of place
Dashes sporadically past a bewildered face.
Erratically bobbing up and down. . .
In and out of the greys and browns. . .
The tiny intruder darts brazenly past my head. . .
“What in the world” was all I could be heard to have said.
a nippy winter’s day is certainly no place at all
for a butterfly’s early spring call!
Yet suddenly excited,
Ecstatic to say the least. . .
All hope and joy are miraculously increased!
Has Spring just ventured the tiniest bit closer
Or is this merely something out of place. . .
Sending emotions on a seasonal roller coaster?
Will color soon scatter all the grey away
as we all look forward to a much brighter day!
Here’s to our little visitor. . .
that he may bring glad tidings to our Winter weary senses. . .
from some far away place of warmth, bright lights and colorful days!!!
God gives us hope in many different and minute ways! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos and your thoughts on observing your spring visitor.
While 3,000 miles away on the other side of the Atlantic we have snowdrops flowering. A little bit of colour amidst the grey. But no butterflies.
crazy isn’t it?? And I think the butterfly was pretty crazy—it had been down to 21 the night prior—I saw it again today. Just one lone yellow nut darting around the yard—-:)
What a treasure of surprise. Glad you were out there to see it and take its picture!
I was indeed amazed as well as worried—it had been 21 degrees the night prior—I saw it again today. The weather has been a bit mild but it to turn cold again mid week—where does a misplaced butterfly hide? Nice however to ponder those warm lazy days a few months away 🙂
I asked myself the same question, Julie. Must be someplace where there is stored up heat. God knows! 🙂
Wow, what a treat! A butterfly in late winter! Doesn’t get any better than that. Love, N ❤