Dancing With the Butterflies

                                      The butterfly garden: A work in progress

I watch in delight as the garden grows and blossoms

Colors of crimson, ochre, amethyst, and tangerine

rest in harmony with one another

Butterflies flutter and swoop

enjoying the variety of sweet nectar selections

 New plantings arrived to commemorate Earth Day

Mona Lavender and Verbena adding hearty and wispy tones to the corner’s growing vibrancy

  A milkweed, on its last legs, became a temporary home for a caterpillar whose demise was met swiftly by the cunning and patience of an unknown predator

My indigo delphinium gave up the ghost just yesterday

But the spaces quickly filled with a robust Penta  and mild-mannered Lantana

  I tend to it daily and fret over it like a mother of an infant

 This tiny space provides a respite from the rest of the world

A place of simple peace where my mother’s spirit reigns 

Day 30. The last. The days are growing hot quickly down here.  Besides running, the garden provides a reason to step outside. I’ll visit it at sunrise tomorrow.

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2 thoughts on “Dancing With the Butterflies

  1. Ronald D Sanfield

    Hey Girl,

    Those butterflies are getting too old to dance. In fact, they are crawling around like they’re still caterpillars!! When are you going to get back to this blog???

    1. Good question! My focus and energy has moved toward political advocacy and I have feared writing strictly about politics. And now we’re back in school down here so it’s only gotten more intense! Honestly, I really miss it and I appreciate the prodding! Stay tuned…

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