Sunday, August 2, 2020


It has been a day of beauty.  Every time I looked out back or stepped out on the deck, there were butterflies all over the butterfly bush.  I always pick fresh flowers on Sunday mornings for the house and there were butterflies all around me...I felt wrapped in love and beauty.

There is a peace that has been with me today.  Maybe it is all the love and energy and prayers from those who loved Rick, maybe Rick himself has had a hand in it, but I have felt peace today.

I called a dear friend this afternoon.  She did not know about Rick.  She lives out of town and she is a fellow songwriter.  We cried tears and promised as soon as it is safe we will get together.

A friend from California sent me wonderful words of comfort today.

On the Sunday before a full moon, Rick and I always did a gratitude ceremony.  I continued that tradition this evening.  Even with a broken heart there is much to be grateful for, and I can't let myself forget that.  I gave thanks for my many blessings.

I hope that for all of you there has been peace in your lives today.   I hope this coming week is full of kindness, good health and peace for us all.   Let me introduce you to one of my visitors today.  Isn't she a beauty!


  1. I am so very glad that you are seeing and finding peace and beauty in your life.
    So very, very glad.

  2. Ah ha! so you have the touch. I always marveled at Rick's ability to catch a butterfly on 'film', they never pose for me. Love the idea you have found some peace today. SWEET.
    sherry beat me here today. We are in a beautiful State park in N. Ohio tonight, headed for Detroit to morrow.
    Sherry & jack

  3. What a beautiful tradition to keep that you and Rick started. I feel like it was Rick sending you these butterflies since he took so many pics of them. I love butterflies and, in native teaching they mean Joy in Life

  4. Being surrounded by butterflies would give one a sense of peace. You have such a beautiful place there it would be a draw to butterflies with all the flowers. So glad you could feel some peace after oll the tumultuous days. Listening to the rain on the roof, lulled me right into s Sunday nap. Hope this week brings more peace your way. Keep the good thoughts, forget the bad. Love and hugs.

  5. Butterflies are a sign of love from a deceased person. Also watch for feathers especially whit ones. I think you will find them whenever you need a little boost.

  6. I hope you have more days of peace Jilda. Mother nature has a way of soothing the soul. Hugs to you today.

  7. I was going to say and still will that I agree with Emma butterflies are susposed to be a sign your loved one is near you

  8. Lou Ann. I have been waiting for the right time to comment, I
    Am so glad you are finding some peace. You are a gentle and wise soul, Jilda. You will get through this, but it will be hard. Blessings be upon you.