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Butterflies have always been special to me, even as a little girl. I remember right after my grandmother passed away many, many years ago a butterfly, a Monarch butterfly, circled around our house, I thought it was an Angel relaying a message.
Years later, my boss, a dear friend, lost her life while leaving work one day (a long story on what happened). She passed out in the middle of the walkway at work, and then stopped breathing; several employees’ tried to revive her while waiting for EMS to arrive, she lost her life.
When I returned to work the next day, I had to walk on the same walkway where my dear friend passed away, in order to get into my office. While walking toward the door, a Monarch butterfly flew around my head as if to say, “It’s going to be alright”.
Fast forward eleven years, my Dad was diagnosed with cancer. He was able to beat cancer, but ultimately, the cancer treatment took his life. Immediately after his passing, and cremation, I returned home to Oklahoma. The next day, I went out to work in my flower garden, and to be alone; when a Monarch butterfly buzzed my head, and then flew onto a flower next to me in the garden. What were the chances this butterfly was relaying a message?
Fast forward again, present day 2015, while working out in my vegetable garden. I was thinking about my Dad; when out of the blue, a Monarch butterfly flies toward me and tries to land on my head. The butterfly buzzed my head, and I put my hand out over the top to prevent it from landing on my head. The Monarch butterfly landed on top of a sunflower.
I was getting ready to clip the stem of the sunflower with clippers, because the birds keep eating the seeds from the flower. I’m trying to save the seeds for next season’s plantings. What are the chances this Monarch butterfly was here relaying a message to me from my Dad? Your thoughts……………………..
Here’s a picture of my very first Pink Brandy Wine Tomato harvested this season from my garden, along with a couple of cucumbers, and a handful of Sunrise Bumblebee tomatoes.
I’ll have you know that Pink Brandy Wine tomato had my name on it. I love to make tomato sandwiches for lunch, and two days in a row I made myself a tomato sandwich for lunch, and I didn’t share any piece of that tomato……………….YUM!!!!!!!!!!
This morning, I harvested 3 more cukes, a handful of Yellow Pear tomatoes, and 4 strawberries. The strawberry plants have started to provide more strawberries like back in the beginning of spring.
Even though I’m just starting to really harvest cucumbers, I’ll need to get my jars prepared and ready to start making pickles.