Butterfly Wing (Aug 2, 2019)

Disclaimer: As you can see, I wrote this post 3 days ago, it’s just a small story on a butterfly wing that I came across, I thought it was interesting and wanted to share it, however I didn’t post it, but i’m going to post it today, I hope you enjoy half of the pre writing to it, plus some added things as well.

Happy August 2nd Everyone!! Can’t believe we’re already on our last Summer month, soon all the leaves will change colors, we’ll start going back to wearing sweaters with it getting a little colder and we’ll be in the season of Fall (a.k.a Autumn, also known as the Autumn Solstice……I know I could’ve just stuck with fall, but I just wanted to add them all for some reason)

Okay so I don’t really have all that much to talk about, although I did come across something interesting while on a walk coming back from the store, that interesting thing so happen to be a butterfly wing……yep, you read that right, just a butterfly wing, singular, no butterfly attached……..it was weird, i’ve never seen just half of a wing from a butterfly before……..

I was tempted to pick it up when I saw it, I didn’t, I ended up just leaving it be, should’ve taken a photo of it though, I could’ve shared it with you had I gotten a picture of it, but the thought of taken a photo didn’t come to mind until I got home and left it for a bit, it was weird, but also cool.

I also tried looking it up to see if there was a meaning to seeing one (don’t ask why, I just tend to look up things when i’m curious on something or something interest me, heck i’ll be honest, I look up pretty much anything…..well not anything, anything, most things, we all do it)

The search for the meaning of seeing a butterfly wing didn’t really come up to anything, it was more on coming across a butterfly, nothing on just the wing itself……I really should’ve taken a photo, but hey who knows it might still be there or may not (well seeing as it’s the 5th already, I don’t think it’d still be there, although i’d be very surprise if I saw that it was)

but hey at least I got to see one up close for the first time, butterflies I know are seen as good luck, as well as other things so maybe seeing the wing isn’t bad, i’m not sure…..if you’re wondering what kind of butterfly it was (you’re probably not, most likely) but i’m going to tell anyway, because…..why not!?

It was a Monarch Butterfly, they’re lovely they are, all butterflies are, except for moths I don’t like them, not.at.all…..I do have a photo of a Monarch that I took a long while ago, last year to be exact……it’s not the greatest photo, but I could share it if you like!!! I probably could’ve focused on it better, I used my phone to take the photo and that was as good as I was going to get…….

I also drew a butterfly although the pattern on the wings are a bit different to how normal butterflies look, but hey all butterflies are different right!? A little creativity doesn’t hurt anyone….looking at it now though, i’m not really sure why I did this pattern, I tried to draw a butterfly with the actual patterns on it, but it wasn’t working so I ended up just improvising.

Update: So those are the photos, couldn’t transfer them through my phone onto my computer for some reason, so I had to send them to my email….

With my butterfly sketch, I only outlined it with a gel pen, i’m debating on whether to color it in or not, I kinda like it the way it is, hence why there’s still pencil shading, it might not be the best pencil shading, but shading is there….i’m still trying to figure out whether I should give it color or not,

If you you’d like to see color to it just let me know and if you have color suggestions feel free to add them down in the comments, because I have no idea what colors to use if I do decide on coloring it in.

Hope you’re all doing alright and having a good day!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

~Lexa~

Evening Pages (Nov 19, 2018)

Today’s been a bit of a stressful day, it’s a long story so I won’t go into full detail on why that is. I know that yesterday I didn’t write anything unless you count my dream journal post that was posted around midnight, then I guess I did, but I don’t feel like that counts, I didn’t post for a reason I felt I needed to take that night off from writing, which I know I shouldn’t, but I only did it for personal reasons……….moving on though………..i’ve been in my head a bit today, okay maybe a little more than a bit, you know when you have those days where something goes on in your day to where you become unable to focus on anything else, but that!?……..In all honestly i’m not quite sure where to put my head at, I try and stay focus, but it’s hard to stay focus when you just have all these thoughts trying to take over. 

You can try and ignore it, but we all know that any thoughts we try and put to the side, always ends up finding it’s way back to you. I decided to go for a walk today to try and clear my head a bit, it’s been a while, like a very long while, I kept myself cooped up in my room for a good amount of time and yeah I know that’s not really good, that’s why today I went………I forgot how nice it was to just kinda be out and about, whenever I go for walks I always tend to go the same place, I don’t really change it up much………let’s face it i’m sure we all have a favorite or certain place we like to go, whenever we need to either get away from our own minds or just head to a place where we can just relax and not worry about things for a while……….I like going to this park, well I just pretty much walk through it and head to this waterfall that I find to be a nice place to let go of my thoughts and worry for a good while. 

It was really nice, the water fall is pretty much a river, but it’s a nice river at least to me it is…….I took my writing journal with me so I could just sit and write about whatever it was my brain wanted to focus on, I ended up writing about the waterfall and the birds that would fly around it and everything, I also talk about how the smell of the waterfall reminded me of a childhood memory, weird I know. I listened to some music too while I was there, it helped me focus on my writing which was nice. It’s close to winter now which we all know the sun goes down early in the day, I was only there for about an 1 hour or so, I left around 2 and didn’t come back til around 3:30pm, I actually enjoyed being there again, I felt I really needed that. 

P.S. I was watching the sun go down a bit before I left to go back home, I don’t really see it go down often so it was good seeing it this time. 

All The Love ❤ ❤ 

~Lexa~

Photo by Dan Gomer on Unsplash