Tuesday, October 9
Monarchs in the Mistletoe
Outside my studio window is a 100 year old Mulberry tree. Since I am up in the attic, I have an interesting vantage point. Growing on the bark of the tree is mistletoe. Yes, as in "kiss me under the mistletoe".
This year it seems we are on the butterfly migration route from the north down to Mexico. Usually, the monarchs follow a coastal route, but this year they are some miles inland.
They love the mistletoe. Dozens of butterflies flapping their black and orange wings! By the time I grabbed my camera, only a few would patiently wait to have their photo snapped.
So, if not much jewelry appears in my shop today, it's because, I'm butterfly watching. It's a lovely thing to do.