In his omnipotence, God filled our world of nature with many wonders, such as the gorgeous Monarchs that visit my garden every year! It's just not autumn for my family until we see a scout pass through our garden, which is followed by swarms of others about a day or two later. (As a matter of fact, my young adult girls, who are currently living in Central Texas, grieve not being able to see them this year.) They come in waves for at least a week, covering the branches of our trees. We don't have many deciduous trees in Southwest Texas, due to our semi-desert climate, but we don't need them with the glorious colors of fall that these incredible creatures bring when they gather on our tree branches. It's an awe inspiring feeling to walk out into the garden and see them flutter off the branches as I walk through. These fascinating migrating creatures, travel for over 2,000 miles from August through October, flying from Canada and the United States of America to the trans-volcanic mountains of central Mexico. Females lay their eggs along their migratory route, so it takes up to three generations of Monarchs to complete the flight. For this reason, many of us plant milkweed in our gardens, which Monarchs love.
|The Monarchs In My Garden|
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Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. I also want to thank the Design Teams at Let's Get Arty and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for spotlighting two of my pieces during the last couple of weeks. I was honored and humbled by their kind words about my work. It truly motivates me to do better. Blessings to all!