Greetings, dear readers.
June has begun with a stretch of warmer weather, making for a little extra degree of difficulty as I make my way up the hill on my walk. It does make me appreciate all the more the shaded portions of the route.
Today’s stroll revealed a tiny treasure stealing bites of one if my favorite plants.
This is a third or fourth instar monarch caterpillar (Danaus plexilippus) nestled in the heart of a common milkweed.
I could go on and on about this lovely creature’s life cycle and the miracles of metamorphosis and migration. Somehow, right now, the miracle of its being is enough.
Readers, I wish you small miracles to sweeten your days.
Like the caterpillar, we are all emerging into the light of June as restrictions ease. I hope you are well and safe. As always, I welcome your comments and I am grateful you are here.