Saturday, August 14, 2010

Good News and Validation

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

In Pillar Place: Monarch we had good news! Thomas hatched successfully :-)

He was a little ... um... challenged, but seemed to function successfully. His little behind was shaped differently than the other butterflies, and his ability to "cling" wasn't working as well as it should (most butterflies have a pile of little prickles on their feet that actually stab in and hold -- they're probably hairs but they're sharp enough to hurt when they climb on more tender areas like your face). It seemed as though it took him longer to be able to fly as well, BUT in the end he did his thing.

So...phew.

Only three more pupae left and then Pillar Place is over for another year. We've been incredibly successful though, with numbers nearing 40 - 50 released butterflies, so I'm thrilled.

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Need a smile? You HAVE to watch this. I admit I watched it at first because it's Hodgins from "Bones", but what a fabulous FABULOUS video. It's a little long, but worth every minute.



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You Are Powerful



You have the determination and drive to get anything done. You won't be stopped.

You know your strengths, and you play know how them up. You compensate nicely for your weaknesses.

You are hardcore and tough. You don't give in to your weaknesses.

People don't know at first glance how strong you are. You are always defying expectations.



Hmmm.... mostly, yep.

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7 comments:

Dru said...

I'm so glad you had a good butterfly year.

You Are Graceful

You are the type of person who always knows what to say or what to do.

You are good at putting yourself in someone else's shoes.

You try not to be picky, and whenever possible, you avoid gossiping or complaining.

You believe in smiling if you don't feel happy and laughing when the joke is on you. You have a mature attitude.


Moderately accurate.

Have a good Saturday.

Ceri Hebert said...

You Are Well Rounded
It's hard for you to stay focused in your life. There's just so much to be excited about.
You never get too obsessed with anything. You just don't have it in you to be a workaholic.

You don't seek balance - balance just seems to find you. You can let go and relax.

Normal life is pretty amazing to you. You are content with where you are.


Pretty much true.

Loved the video.

Xeranthemum said...

Yay on the Butterflies!!

I got You Are Graceful

umm... NOT. LOL

MaryC said...

I got graceful too and what it said is more how I strive to be than what I actually accomplish. Oh well.

Congrats on the butterflies. That's an amazing contribution. I have to tell you, every time a butterfly flits past me I look to see if it's a Monarch and think of you.

Tori Lennox said...

That video is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

Marianne Arkins said...

Thanks to all about the butterflies... it's been a fun, not very stressful (Thomas aside) year.

RE: the video -- it IS awesome. Truly. I've watched it a couple of times, now, and it makes me feel inspired.

Brandy said...

Like MaryC every time I see a butterfly pass by or flitter in a field I think of all that you do for them. And I thank goodness that you do. They are truly amazing and beautiful creatures.

I received : You Are Graceful, same as Dru. And it's pretty accurate. I tell my kids it doesn't hurt to smile and it may lighten your mood. *G*

I hope you've had a gorgeous Saturday!