While walking through the dining room, I found a small pale yellow butterfly on the floor. I was a little startled since one doesn't usually see a butterfly in mid January.
I bent over and to my surprise, it was alive. So I gently picked it up and set it in some dried hydrangea flowers from last summer.
I ran to grab my camera to capture this surprise and unique visitor.
I wonder where it came from ~ certainly not from outside since it's only 10 degrees today. Maybe there was a cocoon hidden somewhere in the house and it just emerged.
I set the hydrangea on a table so she could sun herself in the warm winter rays filtering in through the window. She seems perfectly content there, but I'm not sure how to keep her alive. I think I'll have to run to the grocery store and buy her some fresh potted flowers and find a way to give her a drink.
How sweet of her to come to visit and bring with her the hope of spring.
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.