In other news …
this is my first ‘ever’ photo of a monarch caterpillar beginning to pupate, (taken on Tuesday 18 February) .
Preparing to Pupate
I was looking forward to taking another photo, the next day, of the chrysalis but there was a wild wind storm in the night and, when the next day came, I couldn’t see a chrysalis anywhere. 😦
In other news…
A while back, on a whim, I sent a ceramic cat to blogger Megan , to add to her cat collection. Megan, as some of you may know, blogs about her life with Chester Cat and K, and her personal journey with OCD. As a thank you for my gift of a little kitty, Megan sent me two of her special crochet blooms from her new venture, the Etsy Store, Peony Crochet.
Rose Blooms from Bloomington
Megan is a staunch advocate for Mental Health wellness, and has recently had success in her efforts to bring more sense and kindness and understanding to the media’s portrayal of mental health. She called it One Small Victory.
To celebrate, Megan’s victory, I thought I would put a rose in my hair,
Bloomin’ Beautiful (Have you any idea how difficult it is to take a selfie of the back of your head ? !)
and a rose on my hat,
Rose in my hat and ready to pick up my skirt and dance
and, with a flick of my skirt, dance out the door…..to… ?
But not before acknowledging other kindnesses:
from the friend who gave me the skirt to swish through the swan song of summer;
and the friends who lent me books about travel and gardens,
and what to grow in them;
A Modern Herbal edited by Violet Stevenson
and from friend, Sharifah Hamzah, global citizen of Building Bridges, who sent me a signed copy of her Kampung Memories, as a Book-Giveaway prize.
Kampung Memories by Sharifah Hamzah
Sharifah’s story “takes you on a trail of getting to know the kampungs of Singapore; its history, and the people who grew up there and lived the life. She also includes her own memories and reflections of kampung life and how it has been a part of her foundation as she navigates her life in other parts of the world.” I can’t wait to get started, especially after reading this appreciative review.
In other news…
for all those ‘haters’ of blogs who claim that we obsessively record too much trivia…here’s news for you….
sometimes we don’t record EVERYTHING; sometimes, when kindness arrives on the doorstep, in the guise of a friend with bowls of delicious, warm apple pie-cake, we are in such a hurry to gobble it down, we forget the photo opportunities, until the plate is empty.