Haiku: Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Chrysalis — by Pamela W Lucas of heartclosetblog

A sturdy armor

An odd beauty of function

Nature holds its breath

Haiku poem by Pamela W Lucas 6/7/17

via Haiku: Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Chrysalis — heartclosetblog

 Inspiring photo of chrysalis by Tara McLaughlin 6/17

Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly and its host the Dutchman’s Pipevine


Olivia Does “Karate”

We have been moving for what feels like months.  We haven’t been able to tell anyone where because of red tape holding up our appraisal/title and underappraisal and the $650 delay that went with it. We put offers on three houses before the one we are hoping to move into next week.  The closing was supposed to be April 3. Today is the 7th. 2/3 of the kids’ clothes and toys and my kitchen are packed. We are in limbo. Ugh! Olivia’s actions sum up my feelings.