I feel sad that our later generations might not ever see these beautiful creatures except in some “Butterfly House.” Over 50 years ago butterflies were plentiful, this is no longer the case.
There are numerous reasons why this has happened. Besides the overuse of pesticides and herbicides in our culture, most of our fields are now parking lots just like the song.
Enjoy these lovely Monarchs, it’s about time for their migration in Michigan. They claim they fly through the summer but I have usually seen them in late summer in my area.
Elemental Elements of Nature totally fascinate me. When I was out in it yesterday, I was remembering how I spent most of my childhood outdoors, in my element for sure. I love nature! I have always been fascinated with the creations of God. Flowers, trees & their fruits, birds, insects, frogs & tadpoles, ground rats (chipmunks), any kind of field or garden that I could spend hours in.
I would spend so much time just studying and looking for things. If you looked close enough and long enough you could always find something awesome. Can’t tell you what exactly, because it was different each time. That was the excitement of it.
Super tomboys, my sister and I climbed trees and searched for tadpoles and snakes in the huge field up from Edward Hines Park in Nankin Township. We found all kinds of things to eat as well. Tons of hazelnuts grew wild there as well as berries. We picked them and brought them home for us all to enjoy. We ate the debatable Hawthorn berries that grew on the many trees in the park near our home. You have to know how to eat them safely.
I miss those simpler times before media experts all over telling you every move to make and what you should and shouldn’t do. I don’t even listen to the talking heads anymore. I’m going back to my “second childhood” now.
No local pubs for this gal, though there are many nearby.
Enjoy the locals that take flight around here though.
Good Morning from Mill Pond in Tecumseh, home of the Tecumseh Paddling Company.
Hidden Lake Gardens
All God’s people need to remain unstoppable!
Two birthday Butterflies greeted me yesterday.
There was one on my window and I saw it when I first opened the window to greet the day. When I went outside to get a better shot, it was gone.
Later I saw a Monarch sunning on my deck!
Butterflies are symbols of change. I have been seeing many butterflies the last few days before my foreclosure sale that is about to take place. After that, my life will really change. I lose my home and have to start all over again.
I still don’t know where I’m going but have an idea. I’ve resolved myself to a small apartment for now so I can just relax for a while. If I like it, I’ll stay, if I want to move on, I will do so. Butterflies can do this.
I’ve had this Hydrangea shrub for many years. I admit to having transplanted it several times due to the shade that keeps appearing every couple of years. Some caused by my trees and shrubs sprouting up in the vicinity and once due to a neighbor planting several very large privacy shrubs near his fence line. Making up for lost time, it not only decided to bloom all the colors of the rainbow on one shrub. Nice feat when you consider that the Hydrangea’s color is determined by the PH balance of its soil.