the queen

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When I was a child and thought of a butterfly, an image of the monarch always came first to mind. And now, forty-plus years along and the numbers of this regal butterfly plummeting, a monarch sighting has become something to celebrate. Its visit to our garden was brief, so I made sure to get a bunch of pics. The brilliant orange and black and white spots still dazzle, and yet again I find myself awed by nature’s beauty on this waning summer day.

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