A new day begins, and Mother Nature is once again waving her magic wand.
The stained-glass wings were immediately recognizable, but it took some sleuthing to identify the powder puff plant. (Nancy Drew’s my alter ego–you knew that, right?)
That sweet little tree is a Calliandra Surinaemensis. Notable for its profusion of pink and white puff balls, it’s also a prolific nectar source. A royal feast for a Monarch butterfly, here and gone in the blink of an eye.
In this moment, a generous sprinkling of magic…and yet another reminder to keep my eyes and heart wide open.