Monday, September 13, 2010
Fly Butterfly, Fly!
Just before lunch on Saturday I slipped the small rubber band off the tip of the triangular box, flipped open the lid and released this monarch butterfly. Within the unopened box I had felt the butterfly stir and then start to flutter. When the box opened, the butterfly hopped to the edge of the cardboard to spread its wings in the sunshine. After a few minutes to warm up, it flew off.
At least a hundred butterflies were released. We spent the next half hour watching as butterflies examined flowers, circled each other in the air, and flew off down the lakeshore. This Lupus fundraiser was very well attended and successful; I'm glad I went. Looked like lots of money was raised - money to be put to good use helping those with this disease and finding a cure.