Monday, December 19, 2016

A quiet visitor in a quiet moment

I made sure I relished in the final days of peace and quiet I had last week, while the girls were attending thier last days of school and kindy, for the year.

I cleaned the house Tuesday, or it could have been Wednesday, which as usual, was a complete waste of time. I'd better get used to the fact it is going to look like a bomb hit it for the next six weeks.

I am looking forward to not having to be up and organised this morning. 

While sitting on the back steps, I noticed a butterfly. It was perched, not moving at all, on my dahlias.

This was one chilled out butterfly. I saw the perfect opportunity to use my camera. So inside I went, and the butterfly just kept doing it's thing. 

I snapped around him, and he didn't care. I gave him a poke on the tail, he opened his wings and kept sitting there. I felt privileged to spend those few minutes with that butterfly. 

I will have to remember that calmness and wonder in the coming weeks. Try to be present, not stress and try to enjoy the crazy. I wish I was that chilled out butterfly.











18 comments:

  1. Trying to channel that butterfly's mood right now!

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  2. Those images are glorious!
    I cleaned, only to have my kids and cat destroy it all in a few short hours. I was so proud of myself too! There is no getting on top of things with six!

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  3. Gorgeous and relaxing photos. Nature is relaxing when you stop and look.

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  4. Wow. I love it when that happens. Earlier this year a butterfly did that for me too. Such a wonderful thing. And noticing the little things (and the big) in nature is my best go-to for mindfulness. Some late afternoons I sit out the back just to watch the antics of the birds in a tree nearby and listen..just listen! Thank you for your bloggy friendships and linky! I will continue mine each week..D xx Happy Holiday Break and Christmas too!

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  5. That butterfly definitely looks pretty zen!

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  6. I am loving no school - but also loving that hubby is off work now too so I can work in peace and share the parenting chores. Wishing you a happy pre-Christmas lovely xx

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    1. Thanks Em. Wishing you and your family a fab christmas too x

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  7. Gorgeous Alicia. I'm looking forward to no routine next week, both hubster and I have the week off!

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    1. oh nice, enjoy your week of no routine. Have a fab christmas too x

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  8. Wow...such amazing pictures! Butterflies are hard to photograph and you've captured it beautifully

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    1. Thanks Sanch. I was lucky this one was so laid back and I could really get a good look at him.

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  9. Oh I think it's important to recognise or absorb stillness at this time of year. I was feeling a bit frantic about stuff yesterday and went for a late afternoon walk on the beach which I think really helped still my mind a little.

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    1. I am looking forward to more walks after dinner, by myself. Hubby is off work tomorrow for 18 days, no early nights for him and he can keep the kids amused while I go out walking.

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  10. Definitely trying to focus more on stillness these holidays.

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