Blue Notes

Just a quick note this week, dear friends; I am traveling again. In my rambles, “blue” has been a theme lately – blue birds, actual bluebirds, blue skies, blue flowers, and even blue-spotted butterflies. Have you ever noticed what will show up if you’re paying attention, just a little?

I was walking my dogs the other day and spicebush swallowtailcame across this beautiful, newly emerged Spicebush Swallowtail. It was still pumping its wings, which had almost no mark on them, the powdery blue-green shining as if it was polished. His pretty tails were still intact and every white spot was pristine. He tapped his feet on the stem he was crawling on, as if testing its firmness. He was entirely lovely.

I snapped a few pictures, shooed my dogs away from him, and walked on, savoring the moment.

I am grateful to have moments like that, ones that let me wholly focus on what’s right in front of me, no distractions, no outside thoughts penetrate. One wholly present moment.

You can get completely lost and completely found in a moment like that. And why not?

Stay tuned for more on the Here’s a Quarter blog next week! As always, your thoughts and comments are always welcome – they are moderated (I know – adulting again), so they may take a little while to appear, but I read them all and appreciate that you were here. Thank you!

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