An hour ago an Admiral butterfly emerged out of nowhere fluttering about my head. In this cold season it is amazing to come across a butterfly let alone in my own home. In wonder I blinked at this amazing beautiful creature fluttering around the light, apparently it must have been hibernating and had awoken.
In such moments I am paralysed unsure how to handle a new situation, knowing if I caught and sent the butterfly outside the cold would kill it, but leaving it as it was if it would starve. A search on Google added a surge of new knowledge to my brain about butterfly hibernating and eating habits. The butterfly settled into a dark cupboard, so I let it be.
Before I wrote this blog I checked when Spring would start, and discovered that Spring had started yesterday on 1st February with the Celtic festival of Imbolc. The butterfly had announced to me that Spring was now here, dreaded Winter was no more.
The wonders, magic, beauty of nature amazes.