Butterfly Haven

Last Saturday (June 2) Clyde and I pretended we were moutain goats again. We followed a logging road up West Fork Creek. He is looking for the elusive creek where the big nugget lies… and I am pretty much along for the ride.. cause it’s fun! LOL.

We got five miles down this road before there were big logs that had fallen down blocked our way…so we got out of the jeep and hiked another mile or so. I wore the wrong shoes for such a trip. I thought we were going to the creek to get wet and wore my flip flops! But, along the way we saw what he thought was bear dung…so I was happy he was carrying his 45.

It was awful pretty up there…I really didn’t want to turn back, I was just getting warmed up, in terms of excersise. But, he was on call, and had to be back within cell phone reach before 3. He was taking chances being out of cell phone reach as a matter of fact. lol.

I almost always take a camera with me now, no matter where we go… sometimes, I’m too lazy to take it out. Sometimes, I don’t get good photos… but, on the way down, we stopped by the creek so he could “shoot” for gold with his little electroscope, and when I got out, I saw one Swallow Tail Butterfly. Well, one good shot of a butterfly with my camera would well be worth me getting it out of the jeep for… so I got out the camera, and planted myself on the shore of the creek…

As I was observing this butterfly I realized there were other kinds of butterflies…soon, I realized I must have been in some butterfly haven… either they just hatched, or they were mating..I don’t know. But, I sat down and kept still and before long I was easily able to count a dozen Swallow Tails..

and I got to thinking…. and you know, I could be wrong. LOL, but, you know how God gave us a rainbow to be a promise…
The rainbow is a symbol of God’s Promise to mankind…. and well, it’s a symbol mankind can understand I suppose. I think everything we see, touch, feel, taste, and hear is part of the promise…. it’s all glorious… I think these butterfly’s are part of the deal. ya, I know, not a well thought out theory…

Anyways, I got some photos, none of them are fantastic… but they are here, I hope you enjoy!!! Love& hugs, peg

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About PeggyAnn

Professional PC Consultant, Researcher, & avid people watcher, Peggy Ann Rowe started into her genealogical quest at age 15 after watching the mini-series, "Roots" with her parents. This new obsession has fueled her love of history, & study of cultures & societies in every epoch. Today she is 57 years old with four kids who are all grown up (& all have flown the coop). In between her 'gigs' with clients she volunteered at many different non-profits. Former President, Secretary, and Director at Large on the board of the Douglas County Historical Society for 10+ years, and former Secretary at the Cloverdale Historical Society (Sonoma County) for nearly 10 years. This website is an attempt to share the knowledge she has gained about her family ties with others who may be interested in the same things. She does not guarantee 100% accuracy and does hope that you will send corrections. To learn more about her, click the "about" button in the page menu. Thanks! Another goal of this website is to disseminate a message (i.e. education) about domestic violence, child abuse, and all forms of sexual abuse to society at large. The message comes from real experience from the whole spectrum of the violence from sexual abuse by a perpetrator to sexual abuse perpetrated by a husband, to the abuse of children within the family. Peggy has seen it, lived it, and been hurt by it. There will on occasion be details that might be hard for some people to read, and a warning is usually posted at the beginning of the essay so that those who want to turn and not read may do so. The only way to teach and to let others learn what to avoid is to SHARE what happened with every detail necessary to make the point. Thank you.
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