An Eastern Tailed Blue Encounter.

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Sweat rolls down my face as I slowly cruise the edge of the forest in the humid summer air. Somewhere in the thick undergrowth I can hear the constant rhythmic chirp of a pair of Cardnials working their hunting grounds. As I near the spot I can hear them retreat to the cover of the brambles at the bottom of the mountain. I knelt down into the cover believing that if could set still long enough they might return. Instead a small flower sprung to life and skillfully navigated the entanglements of the thick vegetation.

The diminutive size and pale blue color told me that was the Eastern Tailed Blue. I presume that she has been laying her eggs in either the Redbud or the wild beans that grow here. Her brood will feed on the developing seeds of these legumes. As I watched her pose as a blossom on the Jewelweed I couldn’t help but imagine that this was some wild fairy in disguise. The The pale blue interacting with the light gave an ethereal luminescence against the lush green background. An older gentlemen once told me that when a butterfly lands on you that it’s really an angel come to grant a wish. My only wish today is to hold on to the magic of special moments that connect me to the wilderness if my Appalachian Mountains.

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6 thoughts on “An Eastern Tailed Blue Encounter.

  1. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us. I so like butterflies!

    May Jesus continue to richly bless you!

    Because of Jesus,

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    1. Thank you ❤
      Yes it was an older gentlemen. I was only poo partnered with him a few times and I’m ashamed to say that I’ve forgotten his name. But his face and his personality are as clear as a bell. He was approaching retirement age and had one of the gentlest spirits about him. After a few weeks he left the job and I remember giving him my pocket knife as a retirement gift because the whole time we worked together he kept borrowing that knife to cut up an apple for lunch. Not too long after he retired he had a heat attack and had to go live with some of his family. One of the other people we worked was actually from the same place where I grew up and told me that his family said that he used that knife to cut apples until the day he finally passed away. ( which was about 30 years ago).

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      1. How lovely ❤ He cherished your gift 🙂 I told my niece the part about what it means when a butterfly lands on you as part of her bedtime stories one night. Made her smile!

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