Wednesday, October 6, 2021

It's October, and...


I've been enjoying the beautiful weather we've been having lately! It's been nice to get outdoors and take walks almost every day. The leaves are beginning to change, and it's getting noticeably cooler in the evenings. 

Even weeds have some uniqueness and beauty in their own way at times (at least, that's my opinion). :)

The other day, I was looking out our back window, and at first seen what looked to me like a bunch of leaves floating through the air. It took me a minute to realize they were monarch butterflies! I went outside to find there were a couple hundred of them at least clustering in different trees, and flying through the air. They're apparently on their way down south! This picture is of just one of the clusters on a tree branch (there were lots more). 

For years, I have heard about the migration of Monarch butterflies from the northern U.S. and Canada down to southern parts of California, and to remote areas of Mexico. I never thought I would actually get to see some of that first-hand! I was so excited to be able to. :) 

They stayed around for a couple hours or so, then took off again.  If you've never heard about the migration of Monarch butterflies, you might find it interesting to watch some things on it. :)  It's amazing how the Lord gave an insect such an amazing ability to fly the long distance to a place they've never even been before. 

Interesting Fact: 
Monarch butterflies may travel more than 3,000 miles to migrate from Canada and the northeastern U.S. to reach their overwintering habitats in central and southwestern Mexico. 

I am unsure if this video will load properly for everyone...but this is a short 
clip of one of the videos I got while the butterflies were here. Sorry it's not of better quality! I hope it at least lets you see a little. 

"But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, 
and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: 
and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. 
Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?" 
Job 12:7-9