“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”
~ Rabindranath Tagore

Mesmerized by a monarch butterfly in the midst of morning chores
Time had to be taken to sit in the wet grass and watch
Watch as it slowly opened and closed its wings
Open… close… open… close… now and then a little flutter
Newly emerged from its chrysalis… metamorphosis
As if defying summer to end 

Late Summer Oranges

While we have been pretty disappointed with how these particular zinnias have performed in the dyepot, (having to fiddle with pH almost to the point of invoking magic spells) they have been a beautiful addition to our dyer’s garden.  The butterflies, the bees and we have certainly enjoyed their beautiful bright orange colors as summer wanes and autumn waits just around the corner.

Flutter By

Heading to the barn this morning to vaccinate the lambs and do FAMACHA testing on all the lambs and their mamas.  It is stormy, windy and raining cats and dogs.  We could use a little sunshine and color inspiration to get us moving this morning so we thought we would share these pictures from earlier this week just in case you, also, can use a little pick-me-up.  Have a wonderful weekend!