Sunday, August 12, 2007

tempus fugit

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
Lin Yutang (1895-1976) Chinese writer & philosopher

yesterday f and I attended the burning river festival at wendy park. we first attended this annual festival in 2005, fitting that during a trip to attend an environmental event we became aware of the monarchs' migration schedule through northeastern ohio. that year during our ride on the rta we noticed the increase in the number of monarch butterflies flying about as we encountered hundreds, if not thousands of monarchs feasting on the plants growing along the train tracks. the monarchs return indicates that summer will soon be over- oh, how quickly time flies.

picture: butterfly and bee on milkweed ~ cleveland august 2007



3 comments:

Colette Amelia said...

another wonderful photo that lifts the cares of the world away. Yes the summer does seem over. It was one of extremes. Rain, heat, coolness, and all coming on suddenly and then leaving just as suddenly it seems. Our temperatures feel like september instead of August and I am thinking that there is no more hot weather coming...but then again?

Laney said...

Beautiful quote. Nature has some interesting signposts if we know how to read them. I always wish I knew more about what other living creatures on this planet can give us clues about.

e. said...

is it migration time already? i was just noticing today how many butterflies were out at holden, but not as many monarchs as tiger swallowtails