No Conundrums. No Chaos. No Calamities.

The title of this post explains it.

BUTTERFLY BLUR

Most of the time when I write here I have something specific to *blah, blah, blah* about, but today all is well.

BUTTERFLY IN ACTION

So instead of manufacturing a faux problem to blog about I’ll share a few photos of a pretty butterfly flitting about, with purpose and intent, on our butterfly bush.

BUTTERFLY CLOSE-UP

I believe that sometimes it all comes together and the best thing to do is to appreciate it.  Like I’m doing today.

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Ally Bean

Observant. Creative. Humorous. Adaptable. Happy enough. Looking for the crumb of truth in the cookie of life.

52 thoughts on “No Conundrums. No Chaos. No Calamities.”

      1. amen right back at you! (do you know that song – ‘aaaaamen, aaaaamen, a a a a a amen – repetaed a zillion and six times … I think it may be a Native American song of ritual? – I may just google it but golly, will google pick it up?)

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    1. John, we planted this small butterfly bush having had no success with a larger variety one that never bloomed. This one, however, is a real go-getter and blooms all the time. The butterflies love it, and I enjoy seeing happy butterflies. So, win-win.

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  1. Perhaps you should have asked the butterfly if it had anything it wanted to get off its chest that might have made for good blogging material. I’m sure that even something as seemingly carefree as a butterfly has its share of things that bother it…

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    1. evilquirrel13, I never thought of that. I assume that butterflies are always happy, not burdened by the things that make for popular blog posts. But next time I see one around, I’ll be sure to ask.

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  2. I have a huge butterfly bush outside my front window. I have never seen a butterfly near it, only hummingbirds all the time (which I enjoy too). No matter, it’s beautiful and blocks the view of the neighbors car. Win-win I say!

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    1. Deb, we used to have a large butterfly bush that never bloomed. We replaced it with this smaller one that blooms almost continually all summer, and it draws in the butterflies– but no hummingbirds. Wish it did, I adore them, too.

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  3. Oh, good for you! Now that the remodeling is accomplished and your car is also put back together (I hope!), it’s time for a little relaxing and comfortably surveying the Fruits Of Your Endurance.

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    1. nance, that’s exactly how I feel right now. My car is back, doing great. The house is finished, at least when it comes to strangers traipsing around inside it. And the weather will soon remember that it’s fall, my favorite time of year. So I’m just grooving today… for as long as it lasts.

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  4. Your post is a great reminder to relax and enjoy the moment. Thanks for sharing this.
    BTW – I didn’t know that there were such things as ‘Butterfly Bushes’. Sooooo cool!

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    1. Donna, butterfly bushes are coolness, but seem to vary in size and ability to attract butterflies. They’re popular in landscaping around here, often near boxwood or rose bushes. The one we have now is an overachiever– and I love it.

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    1. Me too, nancy. I sat down to write this morning and I thought to myself “there’s nothing to say”… then I thought “wait a minute, there’s something to say, it’s just not problematic.”

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  5. Love the way you manage to make your “mundane” posts interesting! I never heard of a butterfly bush either. Things are a bit wonky over here as I learn to adjust to working at Michaels after working for myself from home in my pajamas for the last 17 years. Retail is a whole new ballgame.

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  6. Great shots of the butterfly. I saw one at the ocean the other day, but couldn’t capture a decent photo of it. The gift is in the handling(even enjoyment) of whatever a day brings, whether it’s quiet and calm, or more turbulent. I am slowly learning the lazy rhythms of retirement life.

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    1. Margaret, it’s tricky to photograph butterflies, they’re more wiggly than 3 year olds. I was surprised/pleased that I got these pics. I think you’re right, learning to enjoy “whatever” is the key to it all.

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  7. Beautiful pictures of your butterfly on your butterfly bush😊
    Butterflies have always intrigued me. Isn’t it amazing how they transform from a wiggly, sometimes not so pretty worm like creature into a beautiful flight of fancy? The details in their wings are so intricate and perfect!
    Wonderful post! Keep enjoying!

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    1. Beth, I agree about butterflies. The transformation is amazing and inspiring. This little butterfly bush that we have by the garage has turned out to be a haven for a wide variety of butterflies.

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  8. The butterflies and dragonflies and crickets seem to be out in FULL force the past few weeks. And they all seem so happy. I found a Monarch caterpillar on my butterfly weed a few weeks ago, and I was so excited to see it because you know, they’re not having an easy time of late.

    I have a cricket living in my garage. He chirps non-stop, so I am pretty sure he’s content. But I’m worried about him because I wonder how he’s eating? What do crickets eat anyway? I realize this post is about flutter-bies, but it got me wondering about Mr. Cricket in my garage.

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    1. Kate, I love Monarch butterflies and tried to grow milkweed for them, but the plants never took off. However, the rest of our bushes and flowers provide nourishment for any and all butterflies who want to stop by, so I don’t feel too bad.

      I don’t know what crickets eat. If yours is thriving then it must be something around your house, in your garage? I remember being told that crickets are good luck, so you are blessed to have this guy around.

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    1. philmouse, thanks. I’m enjoying just being right now. I’ve no idea where butterflies go when the weather turns nasty, but they seem like adaptable little creatures who know what they’re doing on this earth. No doubt they could teach us all a thing or two.

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  9. It is so important to just be still sometimes. This morning I took my heavy heart and sat still before the Lord and watched the sun rise. I was amazed all over again at the simple beauty and consistency of the dawn.

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    1. cherylbalcom, I think that you’re right. Stillness soothes me, but I often get caught up in the chaos. I like simple beauty, expected like the consistent dawn, and unexpected like butterflies flitting about randomly.

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