Why Butterflies Float In The Sky

Hey, everyone! On April 9th, I saw a butterfly flying across the sky and I got inspired to write a story about the butterfly. Here are some related stories: http://lilliandarnell.com/2018/04/12/starry-life/http://lilliandarnell.com/2018/03/22/how-the-sea-expanded/, and  http://lilliandarnell.com/2018/04/13/why-flowers-dance-in-the-wind/. I hope you enjoy!

Once in a land far away named Blossomia, a butterfly named Orchid Rose (nicknamed Rose) hoovered low over the ground as she flew. Suddenly, Orchid gasped as a thought came to mind and landed on the ground safely.

Orchid slowly went to go ask her friend Lemona the Yellow Butterfly (nicknamed Lemon), Orchid said, “Hello, Lemon! I just got a really good idea. Do you want to help me get started with the idea?”.

“Hello, Rose! Sure, can you tell me the idea though”, said Rose.  Orchid said, “Sure.” So Orchid whispered the idea into Lemona’s ear. So Lemona got a balloon and a fan while Orchid got a butterfly vest and an umbrella.

Orchid put on the butterfly vest and opened the umbrella. Lemona blew up the balloon and turned the fan on high and facing the sky. Orchid flapped her wings and took off. Orchid was amazed that she could float.

“Lemon, fly up to the sky and float like me.”, shouted Orchid. Lemona said, “Ok, Rose.” So Lemona flew up to join Rose. So to this day, if you see a butterfly floating in a sea of sky chances are it might just be Lemona or Orchid. That’s the end of the story. I hope you enjoyed the story!

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Wonderful Book Enchantment: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Hey, everyone! This is my 59th book recommendation.  Also, in case you’re wondering the blue links, are Amazon affiliates. Here are some other book recommendation blog posts: http://lilliandarnell.com/2018/01/16/wonderful-book-enchantment-starfields-by-carolyn-marsden/http://lilliandarnell.com/2017/02/20/books-i-recommend-fortune-cookie-fortunes-by-grace-lin/, and http://lilliandarnell.com/2016/06/12/books-i-recommend-the-biggest-snowball-ever-by-john-rogan/. I hope you enjoy!

1. Abel’s Island by William Steig

2. Dream Soul by Laurence Yep

3. Magic Night by Isobelle Carmody

4. 12 Again by Sue Corbett

5. Ruby Fuzzybrush’s Star Dance by Daisy Meadows

6. The Hour of Magic by Geronimo Stilton

7. Rosie Gigglepip’s Lucky Escape by Daisy Meadows

8. Olympia the Games Fairy by Daisy Meadows

9. Good Queen Bess by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema

10. Half-A-Ball-Of-Kenki by Verna Aardema

11. From Caterpillar to Butterfly by Deborah Heligman

12. Getting To Know Scratch by Jeanne Nagle

13. Baby Cakes by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk

14. The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase by Wendy Mass

15. Poppy the Piano Fairy by Daisy Meadows

16. Phoebe the Fashion Fairy by Daisy Meadows

17. Rebecca the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fairy by Daisy Meadows

18. Rani in the Mermaid Lagoon by Lisa Papademetriou

19. The Cupcake Club by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk

20. Broken Birthday by Courtney Sheinmel

21. Moonsilver by Kathleen Duey

22. Beck Beyond the Sea by Kimberly Morris

23. Forest Has a Song by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater

24. S.O.S by Gordon Korman

25. Two Friendship Tales by Lisa Papademetriou and Kimberly Morris

26. Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight by Liz Kessler

27. Edward’s Eyes by Patricia MacLachlan

28. The Mystery of the Traveling Tomatoes by Gertrude Chandler Warner

29. The Ice Diamond by Paula Harrison

30. Icing on the Cake by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk

31. Beauty and the Beast by Wendy Mass

32. Rita the Frog Princess Fairy by Daisy Meadows

33. Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi

34. Dat-so-la-lee by Gayle Ross

35. Waiting For The Magic by Patricia MacLachlan

36. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

37. Skylark by Patricia MacLachlan

38. The Mermaid’s Purse by Patricia Polacco

39. Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick

40. Mack Made Movies by Don Brown

41. Miss Hunnicutt’s Hat by Jeff Brumbeau

42. When The Moon Is Full by Penny Pollock

43. Esquivel by Susan Wood

44. In The Moonlight Mist by Daniel San Souci

45. My Treasury of Fairies and Elves by Nicola Baxter

46. Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

47. Someone For Mr. Sussman by Patricia Polacco

48. The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco

49. The Pet Fairies to the Rescue! by Daisy Meadows

50. Pet Parade by Daisy Meadows

51. Grandpa’s Great Escape by David Williams

52. The Left-Handed Fate by Kate Milford

53. Uncle Monarch And The Day Of The Dead by Judy Goldman

54. Look Up! by Robert Burleigh

55. Vile Verses by Ronald Dahl

56. Fairy Drawing Book by Ralph Masiello

57. Nicole the Beach Fairy by Daisy Meadows

58. Olivia the Orchid Fairy by Daisy Meadows

59. Louise the Lily Fairy by Daisy Meadows

60. If You Grew Up With George Washington by Ruth Belov Gross

61. Ida M. Tarbell by Emily Arnold McCully

62. Rosalie the Rapunzel Fairy by Daisy Meadows

63. Tooth Bandits by Sam Hay

64. Be A Star! by Heather Alexander

65. Miranda the Beauty Fairy by Daisy Meadows

Emotions With Animals: Calm Monarch Butterflies

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to this week’s Emotion With Animals. (You get 2 Emotions With Animals editions this week). This edition of Emotions With Animals is in honor of a monarch butterfly flying so close to my head and my home. I hope you enjoy!

Monarch butterflies are calm when they’re flying. They might also be calmer after they eat some monarch butterfly friendly plants.

When you or someone else is calm, you will feel a lot better. You will be more confident and relaxed. You will be happy, mindful, grateful, thankful and joyful.

Take a moment to read this quote. If you want to, share it with family, friends, and relatives.

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” – Buddha

How To Be Calm:

If you have anger: You should talk it out with someone you trust. See Angry Ducks for more ideas.

If you have sadness: It’s okay to be sad. See Sad Cats for more ideas.

If you have jealousy: Go to Emotions With Animals: Jealous Parrots to find what to do.

If you have mischief: Go to Emotions With Animals: Mischievous Pelicans to find out what to do.

Om Shanti Om: It’s a mantra.

Take a deep breath.

Step outside for a moment.

Draw or write.

Go for a walk.

Connecting with whatever feeling that is making you feel not calm.

Meditate.

I hope you enjoyed.

A calm monarch butterfly touching the water rippling it’s reflection.

Come back this week for another edition of Emotions With Animals. Go to http://www.camilladowns.com/ to see Camilla’s blog posts.

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Books I Recommend: Anastasia by A.L. Singer

Hi there, everyone! This is the 24th book recommendation list. Have a great afternoon!

1. Anastasia by A.L. Singer
2. Arizona by Pat Ryan
3. Butterfly Watching by Diane Bair and Pamela Wright
4. The Little Butterfly by Sherry Shahan
5.Butterflies by Adele D. Richardson
6. Red, White, and Blue Goodbye by Sarah Wones Tomp
7. The Hard-Times Jar by Ethel Footman Smothers
8. The Golden Sandal by Rebecca Hickox
9. The Story of the Incredible Orchestra by Bruce Kosichelniak
10. Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat by Roxanne Orgill
11. I, Galileo by Bonnie Christensenhen
12. April Fool! Watch Out at School by Diane deGroat
13. Henry’s Dragon Kite by Bruce Edward Hall
14. The Butter Man by Elizabeth Alalou and Ali Alalou
15. New Hampshire by Deborah Kent
16. Arizona by Barbara A. Somervill
17. Utah by Deborah Kent
18. Nevada by Ann Heinrichs
19. Chocolate by Robert Burleigh
20. America the Beautiful by Katherine Lee Bates
21. No Talking by Andrew Clements
22. The Book Without Words by Avi
23. Cold in Summer by Tracy Barrett
24. Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin
25. My Unwilling Sleeps Over by Hiawyn Oram
26. Monsters Don’t Scuba Dive by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones
27. Starting with Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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Books I Recommend: A Place Where Sunflowers Grow by Amy Lee-Tai

Hi there! This is the 19th book recomendation.

1. A Place Where Sunflowers Growby Amy Lee-Tai
2. The Quilt Storyby Tony Johnston & Tomie dePaola
3. That Book Womanby Heather Henson
4. Everything New Under the Sunby Anne Mazer
5. Dumpling Daysby Grace Lin
6. Bailey the Babysitter Fairyby Daisy Meadows
7. Blue Jasmineby Kashmira Sheth
8. Addison the April Fool’s Day Fairyby Daisy Meadows
9. The Prayer of Jabez for Kidsby Bruce Wilkinson
10. Writing Magicby Gail Carson Levine
11. All That Glitters Isn’t Goldby Anne Mazer
12. The New Year Dragon Dilemmaby Ron Roy
13. Caroline and Her Sisterby Maria D. Wilkes
14. Little House by Boston Bayby Melissa Wiley
15. House Of Happiness by Neil Phillips
16. Red Butterflyby A.L. Sonnichsen
17. Greenby Laura Peyton Roberts
18. Brookfield Daysby Maria D. Wilkes
19. Is Everyone Moonburned but Me?by Stella Pevsner
20. Flamingoes by Melissa Gish
21. Birds by Dominic Couzens
22. A Kid’s First Book of Birdwatchingby Scott Weidensaul
23. Little Town on the Prairieby Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Green Hair streaked Butterfly

Facts:

An endangered butterfly, the Green Hairstreak Butterfly is isolated to three small parts of the city: Hawk Hill Park,Rocky Outcrop Park, and a small portion of the Presidio. Green Hairstreak larvae feed exclusively on the Coastal Buckwheat and conservation projects have focused on creating a corridor of these plants to “bridge” the three populations and prevent inbreeding. There are 50 green hair streaked butterflies left!

Explanation: Thomas just looked randomly and came along this.

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Ant-Blue Butterfly

Facts: Acrodipsas illidgei is an endangered butterfly inhabiting mangrove forests in southeastern Queensland, Australia. Concern over the effects of mosquito control activities prompted a broad-scale survey for the species at Coomera Island, in southeastern Queensland. The butterfly was recorded on the edge of an old-growth mangrove forest in close proximity to mosquito control runnels. Other forms of mosquito control at Coomera Island are unlikely to impact on the species because of the mode of action of larvicides used and the fact larvae occur within ant colonies formed in hollow stems and branches of mangrove trees. Further studies are required to more fully understand the relationships between mosquito control activities and the population dynamics of endangered species such as A. illidgei.

Explanation: I chose this because I was just scrolling around!

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