The return of butterflies and blogs
Just as I didn’t, I’m sure you didn’t believe it when I gave the impression Dad Knows was finished. I’ve had an occasional yen to get back into blogging over the past 50 days or so, but just not enough inspiration to make it happen – until today.
I was excited to see, on a recent walks round a local nature center, the first butterflies of the season. At a distance, they’re simply standard-issue, bland white-ish butterflies, or maybe moths. Closer inspection, which they allow if I approach them carefully enough, reveals that they’re anything but.
Now, granted, these creatures – as gorgeous as I think they are – aren’t the most flamboyant and colorful butterflies. Those are yet coming to our part of the world in due time.
So what finally inspired me to roust the blog from its sleepy two month holiday? This post by my friend Paula from across the Atlantic Ocean did it. Her butterfly friends are spectacularly colorful, and made me think fondly of the butterflies I’ve encountered this spring. My photos are only as good as they are, but the subjects are still stunning in my mind. As has been told to me while I’ve been away from WordPress, images capturing the beauty of nature really ought to be shared.
Paula’s drawings are always beautifully done, and she captures the movement and intricate details of life so very well. Please pay her blog a visit and spend some time with her artwork and her perspectives on nature, color, art, and life itself. You won’t be able to escape admiring her drawings or her words.
Huge thanks to everyone who offered encouraging words on seeing my silly last post and in the weeks since then. The blogging community is truly a wonderful one, and I can’t say enough about the kindness I’ve encountered here.
So. How has everyone been?