Friday, September 17, 2010

Butterflies & Burro(w)s

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Time Traveller and I joined his mother for tea in her garden, a lovely sanctuary not only for us but for various species of insects, birds, and four-footed critters.

It offers milkweed to feed the caterpillars and a Buddleja bush for the butterflies. The lovely scent intoxicates.

After tea we visited the burros who live down the road. Very cute and, surprisingly, very short. How does an adult ride one?

Nearby, a groundhog kept close watch but let me get quite close before diving into his burrow. I figure he's a cousin of Wiarton Willie, so I'll name him "Ingersoll Iggy". Let's all meet under the tree on February 2nd to see if Iggy sees his shadow.

1 comment:

John said...

"How does an adult ride one?"

- simple - wear roller skates !