FromtheNorseMythology: Under the evergreen ash Yggdrasil, the big World-tree that symbolises the cosmos, live three sisters; The Norns ofFate. Their names are Urd, the oldest one (meaning the past, that which was), Verdande(meaning the present, what is happening/in the making), and Skuld, the youngest (meaning the future, what shall be/the unknown). They sit at the foot of Yggdrasil spinning and weaving their golden threads which are the fates of all beings, divine and mortal.
A Small Tortoiseshell (aglais urticae) Enjoying the "sun" under the high bedroom ceiling. Pointing out the urgent need of dedusting the chandelier ;)
Three days ago I walked into my kitchen, and to my surprise, I found this little guy flying around. Most likely he has been awakened from his hibernation somewhere in the dark and quiet attic of the house. However, I did find an empty butterfly pupa on the big lavender that I brought in from the cold and into the kitchen a few weeks back... The butterfly is still alive and quite tame too! He walks on my hand and last night he slept on the wall right above my head. He likes to drink honey-water and loves warm and shining lightbulbs :)
Sadly missing the Norwegian Summer Season by many months, instead this butterfly ended up sharing house with humans during the wintery Yuletide.