Monday, June 1, 2009



Last week at Frog Park with Phoenix. The monarch who circled us.

I felt like Mary Poppins telling the kids “Check out the butterfly!”

Bewildering to expect monarch to fly off each time he circled back.

Impatient to deal with the loss.

Joy to be there as he fluttered our eyelashes and ears.

It must have gone on for twenty minutes. Circling. Fluttering. Flying just out of reach.

Camouflaging on a nearby leaf. What a tease that guy was. And what an entertainer! He kept three boys entranced for some time. They looked for the monarch long after it had flown away.

Yesterday we visited again but no monarchs.






o dear Wonder.

He is remembering,

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