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Transformation

“Autumn wins you best by this: its mute

Appeal to sympathy for its decay.” ~ Robert Browning ~

“The changing year’s progressive plan

Proclaims mortality to man.” ~ Horace ~

A lot of changes in autumn.  Most of the dragonflies and hummingbirds have left.  Changes for me too.  I’m sure the caterpillars are not afraid when they transform into moths and butterflies.  I can’t say the same for me.

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Call me Fluffy.
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Good camo on this tickseed plant.
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Probably my last dragonfly picture for this year. Sad.

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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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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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Changes

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one of my new grandfrogs
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Cope’s Gray Tree Frog (aka Momma Frog)

“There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stagecoach, it is often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place.”   ~ Washington Irving ~

“Such is the state of life that none are happy but by the anticipation of change.  The change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again.”   ~ Samuel Johnson ~

“Turn and face the strange changes…”  ~ David Bowie ~