Sweet thief

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.

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