Yes, it’s November first and this monarch is most likely well on his way to Mexico. But. I’m sharing this today because (a) I forgot to share it back in early October when I took it and because (b) it’s pretty much the opposite of what November looks like around here. For now the zinnias are still blooming (although they are small and die quickly after I pick them) yet I know that very shortly they will be gone like the monarchs, the leaves will be off the trees, and everything will be . . . brown. So I’m posting this to remember the beautiful colors of summer as we head into the dreary brown of November.
There’s nothing dreary about the weekend, though! Let’s enjoy it like a monarch on a zinnia full of pollen!