The midday sun pours through the open sky and into the landscape near the highway. People in town refer to it as a vacant lot however it’s anything but vacant. I’ve watched this place over the decades as it was transformed from wooded wilderness to a business park. There may have been livestock there at one point but memories become faded and the face of the landscape changes under the steel treads of heavy equipment. But as sure as sunlight brings the dawn life will make a place there. What was once only a field of bare mineral soil and scattered stones soon began to heal and today is home to a variety of life like the bright orange Butterfly Weed. Of course where there’s Butterfly Weed there’s butterflies. As I approached it thinking it would be a great subject for a future post a tiny Pink Edged Sulphur Butterfly came along with sunlight dancing in its wings. At the far edge of the field the large trucks roll by at top speed without a clue as to what miracles hide within the unkept field. Likewise the Butterfly and other insects are unaware of the concrete ribbon and its high speed travelers. The two worlds are only separated by a guardrail. The sweet aroma of the Butterfly Weed has drawn the little guy from quite a way off because it was born on blueberries and there are none here. But it is often found in association with land that has been cleared by logging and forest fires. It feeds on wide variety of nectar but because it likes land that’s cleared that means it’s pollinating the plants that reclaim and heal broken forest. And that’s an important job for a little butterfly with punk rock colors.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.
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