It is all too easy to crash through life with your mind focused elsewhere and miss the small things that are in front of you. The tiny miracles that go on happening all around us if only we take a moment to notice. Too often we worry about the future or dwell on the past and forget to live in the here and now. My challenge for the weekend is to live in the here and now, notice the small things, and witness the magic of the world through a child’s eyes.
For my 5 on Friday here are 5 magnificent miracles I saw yesterday walking just 100m to the shop on my lunch break from work, taken with my phone. When you slow down, walk softly and soak in what is around you:
the little yellow and black stripey caterpillars, according to countrylife are:
Cinnabar moth caterpillar1in, orange-yellow striped with blackWith its yellow-and-black-striped body, the cinnabar moth’s caterpillar looks as if it’s wearing a rugby jersey. It’s a warning colour, as the caterpillar, like the adult moth, is distasteful to birds. These caterpillars are ragwort specialists and play an important role in controlling this most hated of our native flowering plants, gaining their toxicity from the poisonous alkaloids sequestered from ragwort. Rapacious eaters, they will even turn cannibal if hungry. The day-flying cinnabar moth is one of 30 insect species entirely dependent on ragwort.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend