|Hmm? What's this?
|A fresh, new Monarch in my driveway!
|The color was so intense, like a stained glass window.
|Stretching her wings out to dry. She must be newly hatched.
|Lucky to have my camera hanging from my neck.
|Up she flies to have a bit of nectar from the Verbena in my garden.
|Oops! Almost stepped on these mushrooms.
|The universe works in mysterious ways.
|Looking down from my balcony I spotted my, Queen Elizabeth, rose bush in bloom. She never has flowers this late in the season!
|But there she was. One main blossom and four smaller buds surrounding it. It was like she grew overnight. One moment she was dormant and the next thing I see is a stalk about 24" tall with all these pink flowers!!
Rest in peace Your Majesty.