The first butterfly came to the buddleia, which has just been coming into bloom this past week. I took this photo with my phone. (for any instagram addicts, filter wise i used Tailfins on the magichour app, and then put the early bird filter over the top when it went on instagram) i love taking photos, and of butterflies its extra special.
Sunday, brought some dry weather, a little sunshine, and enough strength for me to be outside for a few hours (smiles) i cannot describe what its like when you miss being outdoors so much... to then get to be there, breath the fresh air, feel the grass beneath your feet and see a blue expanse of sky above you. It really is the little everyday things like this that are the most precious.
I'm weaker having been more poorly for a few weeks, maybe you can tell from my photo. These things can happen within the illness, and i'm just taking each day, as i always do.
It gets tough when you want to build up confidence as well as strength physically, but because of the dips back, you don't always make those steps you'd hoped.
Despite so many years of reading the way i feel, i still find when it goes on for a while that i'm questioning if i'm doing everything right towards feeling that bit better. Other times i feel certain of my path and that it's going ok.
I am grateful for what i can do, and for the upturns when they are there, and i make the most of them, and do build up what i can when i can. It really is a case of being within the moment as much as possible.
Music can be of comfort and even enhance the body's natural healing abilities. With this in mind i have found Musical Rapture (avaliable to download for free) a wonderful soothing piece to listen to.
Here is a little voila or maybe its a tiny pansy, that is in one of the tubs in the back garden. I have been using the space filters they have on picnik.com at the moment to give my photos a fairy feel (smiles)