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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday #16

 Today I'm joining the 

 I took a different route through our neighborhood for my walk on
April 19th.  I am so thankful I was paying attention.  I just happened to look down a few feet ahead of myself.  I spotted this beautiful Swallowtail butterfly on the street.
No injuries that I could see but it wasn't moving.
I picked up the pine needle (at red arrow) gently put it under the
butterfly.  It slowly latched onto the pine needle. I took it up into a yard nearby
placed it near the blade of grass out of harm's way.  It started to climb up the blade of grass.  Right photo of it from underneath.  Maybe if you biggfy you can see its delicate legs.  I hope it regained it's strength while it rested on the blade of grass.

 Thankful Addendum: I meant to add how thankful I am for our Geek Squad maintenance contract.  The Geeks gave my computer an online work up yesterday.  Last weekend I had a note pop up about too many temporary files and one other crazy message.  They took care of that and updated files.  It took over an hour but it was well worth it.  

 Today we join Two  SPOILED CATS  

Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem.

Here is our inspiration

Along the roads of my youth
there were booths full of fruit
veggies, and homemade goods.

Life moved at a different pace,
New friends were found along the road.
Time was made for a face to face.

Highways with high speeds are traveled
No one has time for a face to face
All meets and greets are via tweets,
text or the 
Book of Faces.


  1. Well done for gently helping that beautiful swallowtail butterfly.
    With the pace of life slowed down for many in the past year, those of us who regularly walk in our neighbourhood have found people are more inclined, at the slightest excuse, to stop and talk. But sadly, roadside fruit and veg stalls are not part of the scene.
    Cheers! Gail.

  2. that was super nice to help this beautiful buttypillar... and we agree... that modern times have no longer room for the things we liked once... but we are old enough to remember how it was once ;O)

  3. Living in the country we still see a lot of the roadside stalls. Very soon they will be selling strawberries. The butterfly is beautiful.

  4. Hari Om
    First - I suspect that is a newly fledge fluttery and was drying its wings - you did a fine thing!

    Second - oh if only to have such a stall nearby here. Your words hit the mark. YAM xx

  5. good job lifting the butterfly up, we do that to. sometimes out of the pool or the deck.. and great job on the poem...

  6. That butterfly was lucky you came along to rescue it from the road. We love your poem too.

  7. Great rescue on the butterfly.

    I like your poem. So true too.

  8. Thanks for rescuing the butterfly - I'm glad I'm not the only one who does that! They live their lives so quickly anyway but I don't want them to end their lives early because of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Love your poem - sadly it's true but there are still places like my little town and the countryside around it where these stands can be found - and I hope that NEVER goes away! Thanks for playing poetry with us...............

    Hugs, Pam

  9. We feel so fortunate that we still have farm stands in our area. What a beautiful butterfly. Thank you for helping her♥

  10. What a beautiful butterfly and I would have done the same thing. I've done the same thing with other critters. You rock.

    Love your poem and it's ever so true.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. Big hug. ♥

  11. That butterfly sure is pretty and hooray for geeks who know what they are doing. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  12. I saw lots of butterflies the other day as the sun was shining. But they were all very much on the move. This one may have been a little tired, but it definitely is a good looking butterfly!


  13. Wow St. C...that poem is exceptional!!!

    Beautiful butterfly. And I ❤️ your header.

  14. Wow! What an amazing butterfly! I'm sure if I had found it around here today, it would have been frozen. (What a cold, windy, snowy Earth Day we had!) Hopefully it will warm up soon.

    We agree about the little farm stand. We'd rather buy produce at a place like that than at a supermarket. Unfortunately, places like that are getting rare. We sure miss the local farm markets that have closed in the past years.

  15. Nice poem . And beautiful butterfly. XO

  16. Seeing a butterfly means you have had an angel visit. You had a special one.

  17. First..I LOVE your header! Second Swallowtails are amazing! I have seen 1 once in my life! Thanks for rescuing the poor thing! And Geek Squad is great! This techie gives them thumbs up because she does not get frantic phone calls anymore! And Your Poem ROCKS! One of things I LOVE about living away from the big city is things like small food stands! We are thankful for you and your visits, your comments and your wonderful posts! We hope you all have a marvellously happy day!

  18. That swallowtail butterfly is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for helping him. I cannot wait until spring here! Until then, enjoy the butterflies for me!

  19. Like those fill ins and great thankful too

  20. I would not have known how to help that beautiful butterfly...good job. Your poem is full of truth.


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