Moving ever so gently in the breeze
Inky pods pointing at jaunty angles
Launching snowy puffs toward the sky
Kin to generations of offspring
Wind picks up, lifting them higher and higher
Effortless silk parachutes setting sail to the
Exclamations of children nearby
Daring the golden Monarchs to salute their shared home and continue to soar.
Our Farther Along group has a particular affinity for butterflies, so the nurturing of milkweed, a plant of particular necessity for Monarchs, is noticed. For more about Monarchs and milkweed, look here.