One sunny summer afternoon a few months ago I saw some movement outside my window. I stepped outside and found a few butterflies chasing each other around my sunflowers and Passion flowers. I had never seen butterflies like this before, some Googling eventually lead me to identify them as being "Gulf Fritillary." It took me a while to find the name of the species as they are more common around Flordia than here in Central California.
The problem is they would not hold still long enough for me to take a shot.
I gave up, so I left them on my camera's memory card. Even though they were not the shots I was after there was something beautiful about them. In a way they symbolize how this year has gone for me personally. It has been a disaster that has somehow worked out. Like Bob Ross says "There are no mistakes, just happy little accidents." Things did not work out for me the way I wanted this year but they worked out.
I am looking forward to next year, and all its happy little accidents.
Thanks for reading,