Do my eyes deceive me?

“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.

Herky jerky
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.

February 6th,
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!!!

7 comments on “Do my eyes deceive me?

  1. Lynda says:

    God gives us hope in many different and minute ways! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos and your thoughts on observing your spring visitor.

  2. David says:

    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.

  3. lljostes says:

    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 🙂

  4. Wow, what a treat! A butterfly in late winter! Doesn’t get any better than that. Love, N ❤

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