Tuesday, April 04, 2006

flutter-by

I saw a butterfly today while walking between classes--it was happily flitting along near the center of campus and I turned my head to look at it. I say "turned my head" but my body came along too and I made a complete u-turn in the middle of the path to follow my new little friend as it ambled toward some flowering shrubs. I very nearly climbed into the brick-lined planter over who's wall it flew but was stopped short by good sense. and the fact that there was a professor watching me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Did you know that they were originally called flutterbys, but that people just got the name wrong and so it became a butterfly. A Spoonerism, I guess. Am I spent my childhood calling them flutter-bys, thinking I was being clever. ;-)