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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Butterfly Behind the Curtain

Today was by and large an uneventful day. It was cold, but not as cold as yesterday. Bow went outside briefly a couple of times, but most of the time we stayed indoors. Bow groomed me.

We took pictures in the sunlight streaming from the windows.

It was a nice day, and we were both happy. But despite all that sunshine, I was still wearing a jacket indoors.

And Bow spent more time communing with his blanket than he usually does.

Around three o'clock Bow asked for an apple as a snack and I went to the dining room to get one. I noticed a strange fluttering behind the window curtain and went to check it out.

It was odd to see a butterfly in January. I was not expecting that!

I went to give Bow his apple, but returned to see that Leo, in the backyard, was barking at the butterfly in the window.

Normally, when I find an insect in the house, I catch it and let it out. But what would the butterfly do outside? It is still quite cold out, and there are no plants in bloom. 

I decided to leave the butterfly alone and let him stay there. But by the time my daughter came home from school, the butterfly had disappeared. It was not by the window, nor anywhere else to be seen.

So we've had an uneventful, peaceful day. Nothing unusual. Except for one butterfly that appeared out of nowhere and then disappeared.


  1. Seeing a butterfly this time of year is not exactly uneventful. Lately in a lot of blogs and vlogs people comment on how uneventful a day might be when something big does not happen, but perhaps it is just me, but I prefer days like that. I feel like I have had enough eventful and chaotic days to last me.

    1. I agree, Julia. Seeing a butterfly this time of year is unexpected! It is also a much better thing to have a quiet, happy uneventful day than an eventful day that is unhappy. I guess it all depends on the event, though. Some events are good, others not so much.