Monday, August 6, 2012

A Gift Of Joy

Somedays home seems so so far away, and then a little reminder is sent your way, that this world really isn't that big in the grand scheme of things, this is a season in your life, and God has you here for a purpose, it will all be ok.

While sitting outside this morning eating breakfast, I looked up just in time to see a Monarch enjoying the plants that grow along our fence.  I got really excited because I have never seen a Monarch in Australia before.  I didn't even know they lived here.  Thankfully my camera was next to me, so I snagged a quick picture than ran inside to do some research.

My first google search, "Monarch in Australia" lead me to a list of kings and queens, which made me giggle.  After adding the word butterfly to my search I learned that Monarchs exist in North America and Australia, this fact alone made me so happy, just makes our continents feel a little closer.  But what made this butterfly very special, is that Monarchs should not be spotted in New South Wales until late September.  It is way too cold for these beauties to be flying around Sydney right now, but yet, here was one, in my backyard.

Truly a gift of joy from above.

1 comment:

  1. We sent it all the way from Kansas...just for you! :)