Colour abounds when the weather is warm.
This past Summer was exceptional.
Monarch Butterflies know about these as they are part of the process that makes new food for the survival of that butterfly species.
Milkweed flowers close up are delicately pretty.
So are Monarch Butterflies. Haven’t seen one yet this Summer.
There is still hope, I guess.
This is the flower:
This is the Royal insect:
And the plant is milkweed, which is a necessary part of the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly.
Now I’m sure you feel better about your world!
But for the persistent efforts of ordinary citizens in North Bay these flowers would be replaced with the foundations of houses.
This butterfly is happy about this:
So is this one:
This lupine doesn’t mind either:
Sometimes the good guys win!