I was walking the beach this morning and a larger shell caught my eye. I walked over to it and you can imagine my surprise when I got close. I have heard of message in a bottle but never seen message in a shell. I made a photo and left it there for the next person to read. I always wonder where things come from, where they have been, and why I happen upon them when I do. Interesting!
We went to Circle E ranch for a family weekend over Memorial Day. It was a great time for all. On Monday morning this beautiful Luna Moth had landed right outside the cabin door. I have never seen one. They are beautiful and delicate creatures. I found the info below and thought I would share this rare opportunity. Look closely at the delicate antennae of this lovely, short lived creature.
A luna moth emerges from its cocoon with not long for this earth. The average lifespan is a week, during which time they have no means to eat (no mouths). Their week (and life) goal is simple: to reproduce. To make love, the strongest of human emotions.
Many observers believe this to be a reminder of the importance of ceasing the day. Live and love to the fullest and enjoy every experience that gets thrown your way. That’s as the luna moth does.
Luna moths are a beautiful member of the animal kingdom, with the unique patterns across their wings marvelled by enthusiasts worldwide.
Encounters with luna moths are rare, so any time they bless us with their presence is not only a thrill, but a time for reflection.
With such a short livespan, many believe the luna moth appears to individuals to remind them to remove themselves from life’s petty problems. Your lifetime is only short – forget about what is stressing and concerning you and focus on being loving to others.
A Symbol of Protection and Success
The striking patterns of the luna moth are directly related to its symbolism. These patterns across the wingspan provide protection to luna moths against common predators, including owls and bats. This protection against a formidable foe serves as an opportunistic time to challenge anything you’re struggling to overcome.
As sightings are rare, the protection symbolism is seen as being sporadic. This is something we should aim to capitalise on, with the sighting of the enigmatic moth believed to bring success against foes.
Some very dear friends recently lost a daughter. I cannot imagine what they are going through. They asked that we light a candle for her. Every light in the world helps. It may seem like a small gesture in a vast universe but you would be surprised at the outcome if everyone in the world shared more of their light.
Candles are lit
People trying to make sense of it.
Old or young
It matters not
This current life is all you’ve got
To cry and grieve
Loved ones gone and more to leave
Life is gifted
Bad and good
Maybe you shouldn’t maybe you should
Take each day
Like a power shot
Live in the moment it’s all you’ve got!
Saguaros raising hands so high
Greetings to all passing by
Wild mustangs and mustang cars
Visitors from Earth and Mars
Standing tall the test of time
Ancient warriors, desert mimes.
The sun, giver of life force.
With gratitude and grace I accept this gift.
Not by me
Waves grab what’s neglected
A child plays
A rope releases
A lady dresses up
A hat throws caution to the wind
Live like a wave!
I was trying to add a picture of Bunny to the previous post but for some reason the picture disappeared! I walked across the street to the lodge where I had to perch on the stair landing and I guess cross my fingers and pat my head! The desk clerk finally went upstairs and turned the router off and on. Voila! Bunny’s picture reappeared! So here she is. She sent this photo as she was leaving to make a presentation to the elementary school.