Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Butterfly Eggs

I checked the parsley this afternoon.

I counted five Black Swallowtail Butterfly eggs.
We potted up three parsley plants from the garden and placed
them on the window sill in the living room.
We could have caterpillars any day.

The Pleiades are in Taurus the Bull.
They are my favorite.
Another unseasonably warm day.
It feels like April.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Butterflies in January

Another Black Swallowtail emerged yesterday.

We now have four living in the living room.
They seem to like the windows.

They are finding food.
The indoor gardens are
doing nicely.
I am enjoying the flowers and the butterflies.

I am reading about dragons.

I am planning my dragon.

I am honoring the Dragon hours, 7am-9am.
My morning writing time.
My morning Dragon Dream time.

I have my apron on.
It is baking day.
Our bread is resting before it goes into the oven.

With freshly baked bread, beautiful flowers, happy butterflies, and Dragon dream time January could easily
become my new favorite month.

I am in love with Dragons.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Black Swallowtail

A Black Swallowtail emerged this morning.
It was 12 degrees outside.
Too cold for Swallowtails.
She will live indoors with us and the plants.
I love having butterflies in the house.

This morning my husband fixed a fire in the fireplace.
I love watching the flames.
We walked in the late afternoon when the temperatures had warmed.
Today is the birthday of
A.A. Milne.
I am staying warm and active
and so very inspired.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Warm January Day

Today it warmed to 58 degrees.
We worked outside.
We changed our baking day to Friday.

This afternoon a few bugs emerged.
I watched them dance in the sunlight.

My husband turned the water on so he could water the figs and pear trees.
It has been a dry winter.

The garlic and parsely are growing in the vegetable garden.

I took my afternoon tea to the deck.

Spending time in the sun with the birds was very enjoyable.

A winter storm is headed our way.
By Thursday we could have snow.
I hope so.

The the more I read about Japanese design the more I want to know.

I will keep studying.
I think it is beautiful.

I stayed outside until the crows flew to roost.
I will remember the dance of the bugs when the winds turn to the north
and the snow dances on the deck.