Garden View

Before I left Chicago one of my friends gave me this statue. It now resides in my backyard next to a blooming bush of some sort. Today while swimming my husband and I were astonished to see all the moths, butterfly’s, and black wasps buzzing around the orange flowers of this bush…I need to figure out how to make and publish a video on blogger so you all can see it…it is an amazing sight!

All afternoon it looked as if a monsoon was going to blow in….but instead they just kept blowing around us. That means we were able to take a long walk with the dogs. On this walk we encounter a herd of caterpillers….yes…a herd of caterpillars, yellow and green striped…walking up a hill, dozens and dozens of them, looking for food and a place to build their cocoons….it was incredible, I have never seen so many at one time.

After the walk we were able to come home and take a swim…a very refreshing swim…and watch the buzzing bush…and some amazing lightening…but no rain.

The stage is set for my stay-cation…which will begin Friday afternoon…and somehow last for two weeks…


About Terri C Pilarski

I am an Episcopal priest serving a delightfully progressive, interesting, creative congregation. I have been married more than half my life to the same man. We have two grown children, plus two dogs and two cats, although the number of four legged household members changes from time to time. I love to garden, knit, read, and play on Facebook or with my blog. I have been a practitioner of daily meditation since I was nineteen. I practice yoga five days a week and walk every where I am able too.
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11 Responses to Garden View

  1. A lovely time off for you! With blessed refreshment and renewal.

  2. Barbara B. says:

    So glad you are getting a stay-cation!(the refreshing swim sounds wonderful by the way)

  3. Buzzing bush–I love it. It sounds like a post-modern version of the burning bush.Only one day till your staycation!

  4. oh have a blessed time on your stay-cation, swimming, reading, loafing… you need this!!

  5. Mary Beth says:

    Thanks be to God! Enjoy.

  6. Ann says:

    Love your St. Francis. Mine is made of cement, given to me by a parishioner, and his face is malformed — looks like he’s been in 1 too many fights! Have a great vacation.

  7. PK says:

    Is it a ‘Tecoma stans (Trumpet Bush, Yellow Bells, Yellow Elder)’?Hope you find a supply pastor… and that vacation is wonderful. Would it be rude to say… take me???? I’ll do the dishes and be very quiet!!!!

  8. Kievas says:

    Enjoy your stay-cation! It will be interesting to see what other fauna gather around the statue 🙂

  9. mompriest says:

    PK, I have no idea what it is…I’ll have to google your ideas and see what it looks like…oh, and yeah, all y’all come on over…there’s room at the pool for all of us….Ann, poor St. F…

  10. Rev SS says:

    Have a wonderful, blessed, nourishing, refreshing stay-cation!

  11. How great that creatures gather around the statue of- St. Francis? I wonder if one of those scary crawling things will come?Thanks for your note on my blog. I know you understand.

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