Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Elegant Beauties and Their Numbers are Sadly Dwindling~

If I could count how many Monarch butterflies that I have seen this entire season, it would be less than a dozen. Over my lifetime, I have always enjoyed seeing them arrive in great numbers, but all across the US, their numbers are sadly dwindling. Explanation to this phenomenon is found on one of my previous Monarch post entries.  These images were taken in a field of wildflowers known as Dipsacus laciniatus


  1. Beautiful butterflies Mary.

  2. Mary,
    Lovey photos! I've only seen a handful of Monarchs this year as well. I spent the fall of 2004 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia tagging Monarchs, my best day numbered about 1200 of them seen!


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