On my way home today, I stopped to say hello to the mountains.
But while I originally had pulled over to say hello to the mountains, I also got to say hello to the painted ladies – the butterflies.
There are hundreds of thousands of them, all passing through and I’m lucky enough to live along their migration path.
No one knows exactly why they choose to come here, but I’m happy they do.
I heard they are headed west. Maybe they’re chasing the sun.
So, as I sat alone outside my car, I blew kisses to the mountains, to thank them for being so magnificent.
I blew kisses to the butterflies as they flew by, to wish them good luck on their journey.
It’s days like these when I know I wouldn’t be able to live in a place where the sun seldom shines.
There wouldn’t be nearly enough mountains that compare to Ojai mountains and there definitely wouldn’t be enough painted ladies.
I hope they all reach their destinations.
And if they really are chasing the sun, I hope they catch it.