JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

I am fifty something and I love my family and the life I live. I'm an optimistic person by nature and I try to find a positive for every negative. I'm not a vegetarian, but the animal I eat is. I enjoy cooking, photography and scrapbooking. Since living here I have become a gardener and take immense joy in the beauty of my garden. My husband and I feel that we are the caretakers of the land rather than land owners. We run a grass fed Droughtmaster Stud on our little piece of Paradise and the cattle are a never ending supply of photo opportunities.

Friday, 3 May 2013


I love butterflies.  I chase them with my camera in hand from one end of the garden to the other, tripping over plants, stumbling over rocks and even running into trees.  Anyone watching me would think that I am clean mad, but I am forever in the pursuit of the perfect photograph.  Alas, it elludes me but today's photo wasn't too bad.  I would love to photograph the magnificent Ulysses butterfly but they are speedy, and I mean really speedy.  I think I will have to invest in a super zoom to get the photograph of them that would grace my living room wall.

When our eldest son died suddenly and tragically, we had a small monument made with the inscription:

"Butterflies live moments not months, and have time enough"

and that is another reason I love butterflies.  They remind me of Kurt.

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