Tag Archives: Monarch Butterfly

LATE OCTOBER

 

They’ve taken Saturday’s rain away

with future promises

like plastic magic debt

no one intends to pay.

 

We’ve been here before,

crooning to godesses

not to forget us

like the hopeless homeless.

 

We are this ground

rooted into the future

like the plodding lives of cattle,

trusting, trusting, trusting….

 

GIFT, OCTOBER 2011

 

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Bumper crop of acorns,
warm monsoon rains.
The redbud bloomed

confused, drawing butterflies
for weeks—the season’s
last hatch of Monarchs

swarming crimson, orange
and black-trimmed fairies
to the front door.

All a sign of something
unusual, uniquely beautiful—
that superfluous imbalance

charged to an unknown
future—a fleeting gift
to remember the gods

before leaving us
four years dry and begging
for something normal.

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: “Weightless” Monarchs

 

Weather Journal 2011-12

Rainfall History

 

SIGN 2012?

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Rare October Redbud bloom
summoned Monarchs,
began a two-year drought.

 

 

WPC(1) — “Gone, But Not Forgotten”

WPC – Inside (2) – Showy Milkweed

Three phases of Asclepias speciosa, showy milkweed in June, August and September. A native perennial.

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Bring Back The Monarchs

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