Nick Sweetman did the Monarch. He even put a crown on it.
This beautiful, yet heart rending poem is written by the fabulous Holly from House of Heart and reproduced here with her permission.
From my swing
I spot the Monarch
sipping from a nectary,
gently I snare him
by his dew drenched wings.
I wonder if he knows
his fate lies in my hands.
Clutched between my fingers
imagine how his heart pounds.
© Holly Rene Hunter
19 years ago, there were clouds of Monarchs during migration season. 5 years ago, I did not see even 1 Monarch. So, 4 years ago we planted Milkweed in the back yard. It is the only plant Monarchs lay eggs in.
I’d also heard that they are attracted to their own colours, and colours of the Milkweed. Ours is green and orange. It took until this summer to get the painting organized. I’m pleased to say that I saw about 50- 100 Monarchs this year.
The Burners represent the sky, a sunset and the green earth. By: #tensoe2 #ctr #2hel.
Pics taken by Resa – 2019
The wall was constantly being tagged. This is what it looked like before the painting.
The best is; since the Burners were painted…not 1 tag!