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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

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Blue Monday

“Mankind’s lessons are written in the ruins of his civilization.” ~ Anthony T. Hincks ~

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To a Narcissist

Why did you take my heart?

It wasn’t what you wanted.

You said you loved me.

And I believed you.

Now you say you never loved me.

And I believe you.

I didn’t want to make waves.

You used that to drown me.

Giving me enough air to keep me alive.

Taking it away to keep me under control.

It doesn’t matter either way.

You’ve made yourself clear.

I no longer let you feed on my soul.

You have others for that now.

I gave you my past.

The future is mine.

© Leigh 2018

 

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I, Dragonfly

“It’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” ~ Sir Edmund Hillary ~

I had my annual recheck for Cushing’s Disease today.  I don’t dwell on it, but it is a relief to know I’m okay.  At least if it comes again I will get it taken care of right away instead of being misdiagnosed for nine years.  :^(  I guess it was a case of better late than never.  The dragonflies will keep me smiling.  Always.  My symbol of new beginnings.

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Dragonfly, Skink, and Frog – Oh My!

“There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein ~

Prince Charming came back.  I had missed him.   It’s raining again today, so he is probably content.  The dragonflies won’t like it though.

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Broad head skink

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Start out small.

“I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.” ~Marie Curie ~

Kind of like the time it takes for radioactive decay?  8^)

I like snails and this one likes goldenrod.  The crab spider is so little!  It likes the hummingbird mint.  Both are patient with the process of life.

There are no honeybees here this summer.  It was a bad winter for the hives.

 

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snail on goldenrod

 

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Hi there!

I love dragonflies.  Squash bugs – not so much.  I had beautiful, healthy squash plants; now I don’t.  My cucumber plants have all succumbed to the juggernaut of hungry squash bugs.  Now they are lurking on my tomatoes.  I would like to say there is Sevin dust in their future, but I won’t use pesticides.  They don’t know how lucky they are.  :^(

I wish dragonflies ate squash bugs.

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.  Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist.  Be curious.” ~ Stephen Hawking ~

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Dragonfly Wings

I love this blue.  It reminds me of the Midnight Blue Crayola crayon in the 64 box.  I don’t think they make that color anymore.  Odd the things we remember from childhood.

You can almost see the fairy riding on the dragonfly.

“He conceded that there must still be hope for a species which had produced Mozart.”    Ellis Peters ~ The House of Green Turf ~

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