Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Dazzling orbs of Light

I've collected paperweights for 30 years.  Most were picked up in my travels but I couldn't say where any more, except for Mickey, which I bought at Disneyworld.  I have dandelion puffs and milkweed preserved in glass as well as flowers.  There are the coins and postage stamps, maps, earths, the metallics, the bubbles and the millefioria.  I think I just about have every color of the rainbow.  I even have one filled with "cholesterol" which moves and changes color at the warmth of my hand.  I don't have any idea if that really is cholesterol but that is what the paper said!  My special place for them is atop my rolltop desk.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Flutter by, Butterfly

This is my new friend.  Look at those colors!  And that iridescence.

 Working in my yard today I spotted a very dark fly-by.  I found him in the leaves of a tree.  Of course I lost him going in to get my camera but he soon reappeared and stayed around me most of an hour.

I took a few shots and he circled around me 3 times.  I went on with my tasks.  At one point I could see his shadow on the ground flying around me as I picked up sticks and pulled weeds.  I could feel him come real close to my hair once.  He must have thought I was so sweet!   AWwwwwww.