Be free-floating, allowing the situation to surround you, and be in it. Take in the full surroundings, including the temperature of the water.
This may bring incredible clarity, presence and focus. This is what is means to be a jellyfish.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Music Monday! Boris the Spider

I was out on the patio enjoying my coffee with my hubby this morning. We were going over our trip to Michael's yesterday. He joined me to "help" me find some Fleur de Lis charms for the Toekini's my sister asked me to make. (She is a French teacher) Well, every time I bring him I spend too much, (he "helps" me pick out beads and charms, and I always get more than I went for). This time we managed to spend twice as much as last time. 
(shhhh....we are going to make a couple necklaces together! I didn't even ask him, it was his idea!!!)
So we were having a great discussion about working together, and I felt an ant crawling up my leg. This is a common occurrence while sitting on the patio, so I leisurely reach down to swipe it away, but when I saw what it was......
Orb Spider
I let out a scream I don't think I ever have before, swiped that thing off my leg, throwing my coffee all over the patio in the process, jumped up and ran to the door. 

There are so many damn spiders here!! Of course we found him and caught him so we could identify it. A creepy crawly Orb Spider.
What better song for today could there be? 
It is worth seeing this video just to see Pete Townshend stomp on that spider!

After cleaning the coffee off  my leg and changing my clothes, I was able to finish my coffee and have some more great conversation with hubby out on the patio. I was still a little skiddish sitting there. But then.....
Swallowtail Butterfly, photo courtesy of hubby
This Swallowtail Butterfly landed in the yard next to the patio. Hubby was so excited, he ran to get the camera and got this awesome shot.

They are beautiful creatures, and almost made me forget about Boris....almost.......


  1. How cool!!! ..I wouldn't have gone back out. LOL You're a better woman than I! LOVE the picture hubby took! ...and I won't say anything LOL

  2. Spiders don't "bug"me -- they have legs. Snakes do bug me. Anything legless...oh, shivers.

  3. Very cool photos and great video for the topic :)

  4. Lovely, quiet time on patio - then WHAM!!! I heard a shriek here, must've been're such a descriptive writer, felt like I was there, in person, being splashed by the the video!
    Grandmother Carolyn

  5. I can't stand spiders, they creep me out! Beautiful butterfly though!

  6. I will now decline any invitation you might send me to have coffee on your patio!!!


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