I filled a glass with freshly squeezed lemonade, sat down in my favorite chair on a well chosen, perfect spot and attempted to re-read one of my favorite Jane Austen novels. I was about to start the second chapter when a powdery blue Spring Azure bounced across my peripheral. This little butterfly was hard to ignore. So, I immediately put down my book and took chase through the woods. My inner 5 year old was eager to suppress any nonsense of sitting still.
I chased this butterfly for a good ten minutes till it landed on a large patch of Azure Bluets (Houstonia Caerulea). This little blue flower is a mere ¼- ½ inch tall and is pale blue with a yellow eye. This plant species is part of the Rubiaceae family or commonly called Madder family.
As a result, I learned a very valuable lesson today. Never attempt to just read on a beautiful warm spring day. Especially, when one can do so much more including discovery and play.