Up close and personal.

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The husband came home from the gas station with something cradled in his hands the other day.

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A perfectly dried and preserved Monarch butterfly he found on top of the gas pump.

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Such delicate, beautiful creatures.

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He (she?) will reside on the auxiliary desk in our home office, with the hummingbird nest a girlfriend gave me and the pig made from nut shells I bought in Chinatown when I was a child.

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18 thoughts on “Up close and personal.”

      1. Same. The nest was just outside my bedroom window. The day I noticed it (from afar) was the last time the mother was there. If she’d returned I would have gotten an internet webcam to watch the nest. Maybe she sensed that and was shy.

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      1. The males have two small black dots on the bottom/backside of their wings. (think balls)
        The females have more prominent/thicker black veins throughout their wings, with no black dots.

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