Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Butterfly Hunter and I


  As we wind down the last weeks of summer our calender is still loose leaving plenty of time for backyard butterfly hunting and visiting with the " Cottage Hens". 

 

 This has become a daily ritual since my sweet MIL has been staying with us on and off this summer. It's been a learning experience for both of us. Mostly me... Like most homemakers I could be on my feet 24/7 doing any number of chores, writing lists, reading mail, paying bills, doing laundry, vacuuming, emptying the frig, stocking the pantry, cleaning bathrooms... well, you get the picture. All of those things certainly need doing and they WILL get done... ALL IN GOOD TIME...


 My MIL is limited to the things she can do at 90 but she's taking it in stride. She fell and broke her hip in January and has made a terrific recovery, but her eye sight is fair at best and she can be a little wobbly on her feet so she needs me to be nearby while we make our way around the flower beds. 

Isn't she the cutest?
 After we inspect the bees, blooms and butterflies we sit in the shade and treat ourselves to a Popsicle while we chat it up with the " girls " ... I cherish these moments, just she and I in the garden together. 

The other day while we were in the garden she told me this has been one of the best years of her life! I nearly cried...Me too Mum, me too, I said.. 
I guess the flowers have done their magic on her too!

 
 We are all busy but, sometimes it's best to let the dust settle and the laundry pile up... 
There are sweet moments to be had if you can slow down enough to enjoy them!

Just ask Max!  

 

 I hope you too are able to find a moment or two to savor with a cherished loved one during these last few " slow summer days "
It is salve to the soul!
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