Happy Mondayish: Connection to Nature

Hello everyone! How are you feeling today? I hope you are well and had a relaxing weekend. We experienced a storm Sunday night into Monday with heavy rains and high winds. Our internet access was spotty in the morning so I wasn’t able to get out my normal Happy Monday post, hence the “Mondayish”.

I had a really nice weekend with Leao and our boys. We hung around home and while Leao worked on our bedroom renovations, Apollo and I spent time taking turns reading his latest book for his school book report. The weather was so warm, we spent some time on our deck reading together and that is when I noticed this beautiful butterfly enjoying my late fall blooms. I confess that I am like a kid every time I see a bird (especially a Hummingbird) or butterfly in our yard. I ran out to capture some photos of this beauty. So this post will be plastered with pictures. It’s always special no matter how many birds or butterflies I have seen in the past.

My hydrangea didn’t bloom this year and all of the sudden two stems have bloomed! Crazy. I will walk among my plants until it gets too cold looking to see what they are doing. Even the ones that are preparing for the winter are fun to observe. I like all stages of my plants’ cycle.

I love how the underside of the butterfly wings are lighter. I will have to remember that when coloring in butterfly images with my Copics. I like using images of nature in my garden for color inspirations when coloring.

This one let me get so close and then I set my phone for close up photos and captured this beauty. I don’t take their visit for granted because I am aware of all the damage chemicals and pesticides are creating for our birds and insects. I hope we will always be blessed with their visits.

Who would believe that I took these pictures on Saturday and today we are talking about overnight frost!!!

Renovations continue in our bedroom. The popcorn ceiling is gone and Leao will be installing the crown molding and after selecting a carpet we were informed it would take approx 5 weeks for installation. Partly because they are so busy and the holiday coming up. So I will have to live with my home in disarray for longer than I would like. But it will be worth it and I am not rushing it at all. Just enjoying the process.

Have a blessed day and I will return with more happenings and crafty things soon!

Belinda

Comments

  1. I don’t know why you say your garden was a bust, it’s beautiful!!! Great butterfly shots, I can’t get close. Likely because I have a 3 yr old running behind me!! XO

  2. Thank you, my friend. You are truly my garden soulmate!! Turtle Knoll is my big inspiration. Hmm, I have a 10 and 14-year-old and if they were around I wouldn’t have got the shot either!!!!
    Thanks for the visit.

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