I was walking around the backyard today when something landed on my back. I couldn't see what it was but I felt its soft feet land on my fur.
"Who is it, Momma?" I shouted at the top of my lungs.
"It's Blue the butterfly. She flew here all the way from Oregon to spend the day with you" Momma told me.
Blue wasted no time checking out the yard after she arrived. She fluttered here and there searching for the perfect flowers to land on. She told me she was hungry after her long journey. I watched as her graceful wings effortlessly flapped in the summer breeze. As I watched her I wondered what it would be like to be a butterfly.
This lone pink flower is all that's left on this plant. All the other flowers have returned to Mother Earth where they will nourish her so the plant can bloom again next spring. Blue sipped the last energy from this flower, savoring it as she did.
Blue was very attracted to the newly blooming mum. I explained to her that the mums now bloom in August due to global climate change. She told me she knew all about this crisis as she flew to the mum to say hi.
"Over here, Blue. These purple cone flowers have been blooming all summer, providing food for all the pollinators. Would you like to taste them?"
"I'm a Sunflower Girl, Blue. Would you like to be one, too?" Blue told me that it would be an honor to join such a prestigious club. She told me that she would spy on the Fire Hydrant Boys every chance she gets.
There were so many bees a buzzing around this beautiful flowering shrub. I asked her if the bees ever bother her and she told me they do not. They are all friends who love each other. I told her that I love bees, too.
After a while, Blue decided to rest on my back. I tried to sit so very still while she rested but her antennae tickled my neck. Before I knew it she was up and flying around my head again.
I was a little embarrassed when Blue landed on these Black Eyed Susans. Do you see all the white stuff on the leaves? That's bird poop. This plant is right underneath a bird feeder so the birdies poop as they eat. Luckily, the poop didn't bother Blue one bit as she gazed at the flowers.
Blue loves gazing balls! She found ours and landed on a nearby flower to gaze into the ball. She told me she was making a wish but that she couldn't tell me what it was or it wouldn't come true.
I asked Blue to swing with me before she left so I could tell her my wish. I know my wish will come true so I knew I could tell it to Blue. My wish is for all the creatures of the Earth to live together peacefully forever. Blue loved my wish and told me that it will indeed come true.
I wished Blue farewell with tears in my eyes. I hope she visits me again one day. I will be waiting for her.