Photo was taken at Tooreenbawn, Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)

A colourful butterfly known as a ‘Small Tortoiseshell’ laps up the beautiful sunshine. Thankfully this summer there have been much more butterflies around which is great considering their numnbers were in decline.

Thought on Thursday – September – 02/09/2010

I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that God didn’t trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

There is a story told about a gardener who wanted to start a flower garden. The soil was prepared and the seeds of many beautiful flowers were sown. As the flowers grew, her garden was not just filled with the beautiful flowers but it was also overrun by dandelions. She sought advice from gardeners all over and tried every method known of getting rid of the weed but all to no avail. Finally she heard of an old gardener who was around for many years and seemed to know everything that was needed to be known. She met the master gardener and they sat together in silence. After a while the master gardener spoke: “I suggest you begin to learn to love the dandelions.” We all yearn for beautiful flowers in our gardens but also in our lives. But it never works that way. There will always be weeds. They are flowers in the wrong place and sometimes we just have to live with them. We ask God to help us get through and handle anything that might be unexpected or not to our liking today.