Sunday, March 9, 2014

habitat ~ 03/09/14 ~ Pinnacles National Park - west

Pinnacles National Park - west entrance

I had in mind, again, to find a couple butterflies at Pinnacles.  Plus, I was curious to see this year's seasonal progression after a bit of rain.  Hey, at the very least, there is a small amount of running water on each side of the west entrance.  It feels like it's been forever since Andy and I hiked together, even though it's only been 3 weeks since our visit to Los Padres Dam.  He's been busy, stressed, and sick.  And I ended up talking his ear off.  I've never known a more patient man.  He's my rock.  Heavy sigh... I am weary.  I feel as if I am running out of borrowed time.  I have been searching hard, maybe too hard, for some of life's answers.  I wish it were as simple as finding butterflies.

ps 03/14/14 - I am reminded of a vivid dream I had shortly after my mentor Sonja died.  In it, I was running up hill and down dale, chasing after butterflies, loosing my breath, wildly swinging my net, with no success.  Then I heard her voice, "Slow down.  Be patient.  Pick a nice spot to sit.  One that you enjoy.  Wait.  The butterflies will come to you."  In the dream, I did as she told me, and sure enough before too long, butterflies were swarming all around me.  It's taken me a while, but I now recognize I may have had the answer all along.


GretchenJoanna said...

Amazing dream....
and you can't post enough pictures of the Pinnacles for me. My man and I are going south this week...maybe we could jog over that way. It's been too long.

Katie (Nature ID) said...

There was a lot of wisdom custom to me in that dream. I now live where I would like to live the rest of my days, so I'm getting settled in as a true local and getting out to meet the neighbors, so to speak.