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“Be secret and exult.

Because of all things know

That is most difficult.” William Butler Yeats

Haikus:

Vultures in the sky.

Cloudless day for flying low.

Black against the blue.

Leigh M. 11/25/2018

A monarch flew by.

Why is it here in the cold?

Please find your way homeward soon.

Leigh M. 11/25/2018

It is hard to believe it has been two months since the monarchs emerged.

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argghhhh

Some days I feel like I am barely hanging on.

“In war, as in life, it is often necessary, when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.” ~Winston Churchill ~

“If you start to take Vienna – take Vienna.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

We’ve had three black swallowtails to emerge so far.  They are from the butterfly habitat; I don’t know how many went off to pupate around the garden.  I’ve been having PC and internet problems.  I can’t see other posts and like them, so just know I still like you! Reusing some pictures because of upload problems.

 

 

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Cope’s Gray Tree Frog (aka Momma Frog)
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never give up
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Caterpillars

The Monarchs did well, then it was time for the Black Swallowtails.  Most have gone off to pupate and the rest are in a butterfly habitat to protect them from Hurricane Florence.  There have been a lot of interesting caterpillars this year.

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” ~ Carl Sagan ~

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We went through a lot of parsley.
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I thought this guy was cute.
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Monarchs

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The Monarch babies did really well this year.  My son and I are so glad when they emerge from their chrysalis and fly off to rest in the trees.  They don’t stay very long.  It’s already migration time.  Either they will make it to Mexico or their children will.  It makes us feel good that we can be a part of that, and we are grateful that we can help in a small way.  I will need more milkweed next year.  They cleaned us out this year – a good thing.

It’s hard to believe that summer is ending and school starts tomorrow.  I’m not a cold weather person, but I sure won’t miss the deer flies.  I will miss the dragonflies.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are but small matters compared to what lies within us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

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Baby Monarch

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It looks big in the picture, but it is quite small.

A Monarch is what you are.

Your travels take you oh so far.

You leave your children in my care

On the milkweed with none to spare.

I watch them grow and think of you.

Someday they will be beautiful too.

Now they are cute and sweet.

Maybe you and they will meet.

You will know you did your part;

To keep the Monarchs in my heart.

© Leigh 2018