The fall monarch butterfly migration has arrived in north Texas. I have consistently counted five at a time in the blue mist flowers. On Wednesday of this week there were 10!
They remind me of a quote of unknown origin which came to me through Elisabeth Elliot's excellent book, A Path Through Suffering:
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the Creator calls a butterfly."
May all your endings, kind reader, become doorways to such beautiful new life.