Friday, September 19, 2014

Good things happened, side note and butterfly kind of week

- There are eight people coming for dinner tomorrow night and so, this morning at home, when I would normally be preparing my Friday blog post, I was tidying my condo for my friend Colin, who is also my house cleaner when needed.  It amuses him that I tidy so much for him.  :)  So just now (taking a quick break at work), I went to Google, typed in Good Things Happened and then Images.  I was looking for a photo to post today.

My blog header is the first image up on Google images.  There are a zillion images below it - lots of Good Things quotes, etc. but a few of my photos, including the first photo of the butterfly from my Tuesday post from this week.

Scrolling down, there was another butterfly photo of mine.  This one above, of a swallowtail - taken in the courtyard of my late mother's assisted living home in Thomasville, Georgia in 2011.  I loved that she had this for a view every time she left her suite. 

- As a side note - I'm just wondering if there is Google job in which someone looks at photos all day and decides which ones are worthy of Google images. 

- Anyway - it's been a butterfly kind of week.  My friend Whitney, who is a Presbyterian minister in Cameron, North Carolina, and is the very one who inspired this blog, posted a photo of a butterfly this week on facebook.  (Her blog Glimpses of Grace is on my blogroll.)  She added:

"This slightly-battered brown and blue butterfly is often seen flitting around my car when I arrive or leave my house. I always feel butterflies signify resurrection and new life, and have had the honor of being present when many faithful people have made that holy journey from this life to the next. I often wonder who is with me in the moment I see this butterfly. The lines between heaven and earth are much more delicate than we often think. As delicate as a butterfly, perhaps."

So her facebook message gave me a peaceful feeling when I read it.  And there it was again just now - a butterfly, in Google images, that my mom and I stood and looked at.   

A little rambling today.  :)  I hope your weekend is peaceful and good!


Riot Kitty said...

I'm glad it has been a butterfly kind of week. As opposed to, say, a wasp kind of week!

FilipBlog said...

Butterflies, a good topic for taking pictures.


Elephant's Child said...

A butterfly kind of week sounds blissful. Here's to many more of them.

Fireblossom said...

What a gorgeous swallowtail!

Chatty Crone said...

Every one is finding butterflies - I am going to have to look harder.

Cloudia said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful moments.

ALOHA from Honolulu
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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn .. how interesting to know about butterflies - this summer has been a bumper year for them ..

Enjoy and have fun with the dinner party .. cheers Hilary

Granny Annie said...

I think google watches our images to make sure we are not stealing others that are copyrighted.

Butterflies seem to have been a great topic for many this week. Love yours.

Ileana said...

That's a beautiful message and I too get peace from butterflies. Love them! They're not always out in my yard but when they are they usually travel in twos.

G. B. Miller said...

Best week ever is to have a butterfly week.

Father Nature's Corner

Sara said...

Ramble on, my friend. This was a nice post to visit on a Sunday.

I've had lots of blog issues and so, have not been able to visit lately, but I've missed it.

The story about the butterfly by your friend is very touching.

Regarding Google images, I would think your pictures would DEFINITELY get attention. Sometimes, I don't you're aware of good they really are.

Hope you had a nice weekend.

p.s. I have someone who comes in the clean occasionally because I'm sensitive to dust. I always pick up before she arrives. It cracks me up, but I grew with the idea the house needs to be NEAT whenever you have a visitor.

LL Cool Joe said...

I was just thinking today that when we go back to the States my younger daughter is bringing a friend with her, and I think we may have to visit Butterfly Wonderland again. As beautiful as the butterflies were, once was probably enough for me. :D

Lee said...

The butterfly effect....I hope your dinner party went off with a bang! And I hope also you had a wonderful weekend.

I know I've running late...but similar can apply to this coming weekend. :)