September 23, 2011

Stormy Day

I didn't expect to see much of a sunrise this morning, but was instead enamored of the massive clouds hanging dark and heavy out over the water. They appeared almost low enough to touch...

This is looking north toward the NU arts complex...

Eventually a bit of light did peek through for a few minutes.

I saw a worn out looking monarch butterfly alight in the grass and went over to investigate.

The poor little guy was exhausted, damp, and cold.

After sitting on my fingers for a while, he languidly flapped over to some bushes and dropped half-heartedly below a wet canopy of leaves and grass where I wasn't able to reach him. I don't have much hope for his continued survival. It breaks my heart to see a beautiful life struggle so...

1 comment:

  1. At least you made his last few moments more comfortable. Kelly the butterfly hospice care giver.