Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wild Skies, Plants and Butterflies Inside and Out

A bit of wildness for Gail's Wildflower Wednesday.
Words fail me right now . . . so sad for neighboring towns and states . . . for the wild skies that left so much loss beneath them. We were lucky. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Gray Mantles of Foggy Mist Covering Twilight Sky Over Hemlock and White Pine Forest

 foggy mist billows
emanates through countless leaves
vast cool covering

mysterious veil
floating dreams mingling within
twilight curtain falls

ever morphing sky
filled with wondrous light and form
gazing southeastward

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Deeper Into Green A Monarchy Morphs

Little Monarch caterpillars do not stay little long.

Growing strong each day
stretching towards one's destiny
 searching for one's self

It may take some time
finding a place to feel safe
life can then unfold

Can you see what does not quite fit in this photograph? To see its story told . . .  visit Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens

Hidden within all
growth reveals inner beauty
the curtain rises

Throwing off old garb
crumpled up caught by jade leaf
growth comes from within

A chrysalis forms
green wing templates expanding
intention grabs hold

Just before changing
securely fasten your clasp
preventing a fall

Greening soul resting
imagination flowing

Song of renewal
realizing potential
a new beginning 

Honor the journey
yellow white and black larva
become beaded gold

A garden holds light
beauty and danger reside
a white fright in green

ever morphing surroundings
green within and out

Sneak peek for next week. 

It has been my great joy and honor to have experienced hundreds and hundreds of Monarch butterfly metamorphoses over the last twenty seven years. Each and every one is magical and feeds the spirit . . . a lovely metaphor for our lives. You can see more about these enchanting creatures by visiting earlier posts beginning here then following the other acts. 

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