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    • Yes! πŸ™‚
      However, i recently read that increasing temperatures — due to global warming — are causing Milkweed plants to increase in toxicity (so much so that they are becoming very toxic to Monarchs). 😦 I’ll have a posting on this later on in the month. Things need to change!


      • Yes, the toxicity kept monarchs safe from predators. However, now — with increased temperatures — Milkweed plants are increasing in toxicity so much that they are killing the Monarch caterpillars (that used to be protected by them).

        My upcoming posting about this is scheduled for August 29th.

  1. I’m still thinking of Georgia O’Keeffe from time to time, and you’ve reminded me here of one of the most wonderful quotations from her that I found: “I do not like the idea of happiness β€” it is too momentary β€” I would say that I was always busy and interested in something β€” interest has more meaning to me than the idea of happiness.”

    Also: I’ve always found that happiness is a byproduct. Books like “Twelve Steps to Finding Happiness” are probably profitable, but they’re essentially useless.


  2. Milkweed doesn’t get the credit it deserves. The blooms are quite pretty
    and it hosts butterflies….a win-win in my book.


  3. Very clever – beautiful shot of milkweed up close – magnet for those beautiful Monarchs.

    (I’m hopelessly behind in Reader, between my work schedule and these storms … we have another one coming in in an hour or so – I’m hoping to catch up a little first.)


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