Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #105

This lovely lady showed up on Wednesday of this week. Just like my lady, she was running a little late but well worth waiting for. The biggest group of the migration came through Southwest TX about a month ago. I hope she made it on to warmer weather as a cold front has moved through and it will drop to 25F degrees tonight. I read that not one Monarch that starts the migration makes it the entire distance to South America. It is actually  to the fifth or sixth generation that arrives down south, with the females laying eggs en-route. Amazing journey, enjoy yours †††nada te turbe….jim


I’VE watched you now a full half-hour,
Self-poised upon that yellow flower;
And, little Butterfly! indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless!—not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again !

This plot of orchard-ground is ours;
My trees they are, my Sister’s flowers;
Here rest your wing when they are weary;
Here lodge as in a sanctuary!
Come often to us, fear no wrong;
Sit near us on the bough!
We’ll talk of sunshine and of song
And summer days, when we were young;
Sweet childish days, that were as long
As twenty days are now.

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