Monday, June 11, 2012

Red Spotted Purple

We snapped this butterfly over the weekend in Vermont, while walking around farmland and woods. I've been trying to identify it. It seems to be a "Red Spotted Purple". However, online photos of RSP buterflies are lacking the white bands that my butterfly has arcing across its open wings. I suppose that just like people, butterflies are individuals in their beauty.

I'm marking this one as a Red Spotted Purple. Unless of course, you know different...

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Bring On The Rain

I love the sound of the rain. It has always created a tranquility for me. It falls in a steady rhythm, and can be very lulling to a busy mind.

I've always loved the smell that it brings too. Whether town or country, the rain accentuates the scent of outdoors. Rain also brings negative ions into the air, helping you to breathe in more oxygen. This is great for added concentration, and lifting your mood.

I prefer to walk in the rain, no matter how hard it's falling. But you can still get the benefits that the rain brings by being under an umbrella out on your deck, or even just standing at the back porch. Be sure to catch some in a bucket though. Rainwater is absolutely fantastic for your hair.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Weighing In

On the scales and weighing in at a hefty five ounces is... Sesame Ginger Me. With a full morning of wrapping ahead of me, I'm looking to the weekend and wondering what it will bring. Will it bring me the beach? Will it bring me the countryside? Then I look at the boxes of cured soap stacked up on the shelves and it's like, "Don't be silly, Susan... the weekend's a wrapfest, and you know it."