On a mid-August afternoon in Northern Westchester County, New York, I observed a monarch butterfly land on a butterfly bush. Upon closer inspection, it became apparent that it was missing most of one antenna and a corner of one of its wings. Nevertheless, its beauty radiated against the pink flowers in that afternoon sunshine. I was grateful to witness such graceful resilience and the overwhelming beauty of the natural world.
|Photo Location:||Goldens Bridge, New York, United States of America|
|Camera:||Canon EOS 90D|
|Copyright:||© Lisa Basile Ellwood|