A Butterfly Stops by for Tea


 “Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly,
“one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”

~Hans Christian Anderson

Bumping into a Good Friend

Several summers ago, as I stepped out onto my balcony garden, I literally bumped into my good friend, the Clouded Sulphur Butterfly. It was a beautiful, hot summer’s day and the vertical blinds of our sliding glass doors leading out to the balcony garden were closed to keep out the heat of the late summer sun. I was working in the kitchen when I heard some commotion on the street below. Curious as to the cause of the sound, I decided to step out onto the balcony to have a look-see. But, rather than open the vertical blinds so I could step out unimpeded, I lazily threaded one arm between two of the vertical panels, parted them, and gingerly placed one foot out onto the balcony. Half out, with one foot and one arm through to the other side and my other arm and leg still inside, laced between the vertical panels of the blinds, I bumped smack into a little Clouded Sulphur Butterfly.

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Go, Little Danbo, Go!

DSC_1670_5707 ‘We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

~ Walt Disney

A New Adventure for Little Danbo

Big Danbo took Little Danbo out for his first try at skateboarding today. (See my previous post, An Unexpected Parcel Arrives to learn how little Danbo acquired a miniature skateboard of his own).

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An Unexpected Package Arrives: Some Assembly Required


Knock, Knock, Knock…

I was working in my home office this afternoon when there was a knock at our front door. It was the UPS guy with a delivery from Amazon. Rather surprised, I told him I wasn’t expecting a package from Amazon, and he said, “It’s for a “Mr. L. Danbo”. I said, “Oh… just a minute. I’ll get him…” Continue reading