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Butterflies and flowers

It’s late July here in the Piedmont of North Carolina which means that the summer flowers and butterflies are out in abundance.  Red, green, purple, yellow, fushia, white.  The deep rich colors of flowers pull you in while the butterflies lazily floating from one flower to the other keeps you there.

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Simply watching them can fill hours of time.  Pull up a stool.  Hoe the garden.  Weedeat around them.  Use any excuse to get outside and enjoy the beauty of nature in its summer prime.  Mindfulness at its best.

Pilot Mountain burn gone wrong.

The intentions were noble.  Burn the underbrush so that  potential wildfires would be attenuated in the event of a lightning strike.  When things go as planned, it’s scary good.  This time things didn’t go as planned.  The wind got up and whipped the fire beyond its intented boundaries.

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The Foresters worked overtime to manage the blaze.  Fighting mother nature all the way.  Read more of the local coverage here.  Read about the lessons learned here from State officials.

It is simply amazing the resiliency of mother nature. She nearly always recovers.