… and one game.

I’m not a gamer, and most of the games I could play on my iPhone would hurt my hands and arms. So I’m very happy to have discovered Flutter, which is technically a game but doesn’t feel like one. It feels like I have my own butterfly sanctuary where hardly anything ever happens, pretty butterflies flutter around, maybe occasionally I catch a falling flower petal, maybe occasionally I feed a treat to the frog, now and then I hatch a new species of butterfly, then I go away for a few hours and when I come back not a whole lot has changed. FLUTTER IS SO SOOTHING. (It’s also free! There are ways to make it fancier and faster if you feel like spending money, but I don’t.) (Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 6.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.)

My butterfly sanctuary.

This caterpillar is sleeping.

This caterpillar is plaintively
waiting for me to feed it that leaf.

This chrysalis will hatch soon.

This bird enlists butterflies and sends them on
important adventures. Like, warning our ant
friends that an anteater has moved into the forest.

 This frog is waiting for me to
feed it that glowy bug on the left.

That bug looks mad.

Butterflies hanging out.