A gentle moment of sharing.
After one of the most difficult of Summers Australians have experienced for many years, this day last week dawned with sparkling brilliance without any hint of storm or rain.
It has been drought, bushfires and then storms with lightning strikes and rain that belted down.
I was facing the window when I witnessed something that was both beautiful but also took my breath away. I could hardly believe it!
From out of the deep gully which is behind our house a thin ribbon of vibrating yellow/gold erupted and slowly drifted across the sky. Gone in what seemed an instant I blinked my eyes. Gone!
However, during that same morning, single golden lights and sometimes small groups of yellow, drifted across our backyard. I could clearly see now they were butterflies. Tiny yellow/gold butterflies.
In the past I had seen these butterflies individually, but never in this way.
I googled (aren’t we fortunate sometimes to access information). This is what I discovered.
Yellow butterflies as illustrated above are seen in various (usually rural) parts of Queensland/Australia. This variety, tiny and vibrant, can survive in chrysalis stage through very extreme and harsh conditions. They are known to lay dormant for weeks/months, perhaps years, until the right conditions occur.
Sometimes a whole hidden colony will be born in the same instant and they fly forth and stream across the sky.
The weather changed again the next day. I thought of them and hoped they fulfilled their life’s purpose.
Maybe again in my life-time, I will see again a beautiful shimmering light of gold against a blue sky.
Peace! Love! Joy!