“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
I was watching the kids take turns jumping in the lake, and between all their hooting and hollering, happiness came to rest.
Join me over at Emily’s today for Tuesdays Unwrapped.


  • perfection.

  • oh what a treasure… even just the little flutter of time!

  • Is it just me, or did the butterfly population triple since last Summer? So lovely.

  • Suz

    Beautiful – both the picture and the words.

  • Love the photo. Some of my best memories are of watching my kids frolic in the lake, diving off our boat,and making my heart flutter at some of their daring moves on trick skis or waveboard!
    Now my grandkids do the same and I’m still happy to watch.

  • so sweet. awesome that you caught it in a pic!

  • Wow. Cool quote…very cool picture.

  • Beautiful shot with butterfly – very nice
    Hullo from Atlantic Canada
    I stumbled onto your blog, the little I have seen, have enjoyed so much. Thankyou
    I am new to blogging, having started approx 6 weeks ago. perhaps u might peek at mine.
    Cheerio for now