I cross the prairie every few days. It used to be in search of something positive and mindful for my blog. Now it is out of pure necessity. I have to cross the prairie because it is the only way to find something joyful when my mind has been consumed with negativity, anxiety, and things that are out of my control.
Today I immediately found this gorgeous butterfly. Orange, white and black, on a yellow and white wildflower along the prairie.
Then I discovered the DREADED LOVEBUG. If you are from our area you will hate them. They destroy the car paint, they stink, and they will cover you wherever you go. Yet. Here they were not disturbing a thing, sitting on this yellow wildflower. I have to say I found a newfound liking for these guys. They were pretty darn cool covering a field of yellow flowers.
Then I met a new friend. He was quite the lovey. He sniffed all over my face and put his mouth right on mine! I tried to take a few selfies and the first few did not turn out too well! A selfie with a donkey is just not easy. Maybe he is a mule. I’m not sure the difference but I loved him.
Then I went to visit my other horse who never comes to me but today she did. Maybe because I had a carrot. I got permission to feed her. She is huge! She got some kisses too. My heart still belongs to my little miniature horse though.
I know! Half the pictures are of my nose or their noses, but have you ever tried to have a special moment with an animal, while trying to hold and take pictures with an ipad? It is just not easy!!!! After I take a few pictures I put the ipad down and just go love on them anyway. But I take a few pictures to show my friends here and so at the end of the day if I am feeling blue, I can just look back at these and smile.
I’m feeling quite blue so I am looking at these and letting their love fill my soul.
I stayed until dark. I lay on the hood of my car in the middle of the prairie. I got to talk to a few of the wonderful neighbors that live back there. Then I saw this sky. At first it was pink. Then it was purple. It was stunning. I felt, for just that moment, lucky to be alive and able to witness such beauty.
Ok well they uploaded backwards and I have no idea how to fix it. So it shall be. I stayed until I couldn’t take the mosquitoes anymore and the moon came out. It was a beautiful end to a challenging day. What a beautiful end though. I don’t think I have ever in my life seen a sky so full of lavender. What a gift.
Oh holy moly I totally forgot the deer. It stopped next to my car and hopped right in front. I was just slowly idling down the road because that is what I do on the prairie. I look at all the beauty and she was so beautiful. Sorry no clear pictures. I was more focused on her. But she was there! And looks like I uploaded the supercool massive moth that was on the wal when I got home. Well, I’d hate to leave anything out!