5th day of living
A tiny eating machine
Eating to survive
Haiku by PamelaWLucas 8/1/17
Inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin 7/17
Typical Lifespan: “Most monarch butterflies do not live more than a few weeks. There are about 3 to 5 generations born each spring and summer and most of the offspring do not live beyond 5 weeks. The lone exception is the last generation born at the end of the summer.
The last generation of each year is the over-wintering generation that must make the journey back to Mexico. Rather than breeding immediately, the over-wintering monarchs fly back to Mexico and stay there until the following spring. In the early spring, they fly north to the southern United States and breed. Over-wintering monarch butterflies can live upwards of 8 months.”
“Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places
Where other people see nothing…” Pissarro
Camille Pissarro(July 10, 1830 – November 13, 1903) was a French Impressionist painter. His importance resides not only in his visual contributions to Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, but also in his patriarchal standing among his colleagues, particularly Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin.
Inspirational photo taken by Addie Myrick Lucas in Bluemont, VA 7/17