Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Butterflies Can Help

As an antidote to DJT's newest attempt to keep us safe with this executive orderPROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES, I offer this broken but unbowed specimen from the Tucson Botanical Garden's Butterfly Exhibit:

Even in the most well-protected spaces, and the Butterfly Exhibit's vetting processes are second to none, shit happens.

That's why the poison dart frogs are in their own separate terraria; they were being squashed underfoot and attacked by their compatriots.  

Sometimes, a quarantine is necessary.  Wondering why no one has thought of that in relation to DJT?  Soothe yourself alongside this beastie, resting on the window, wondering what's outside:
The rest of the world is all aquiver
the tangled, intertwined relationships 
between the Reds 
(remember when The Russians were The Reds?)
and the USofA can leave you flat out exhausted
but try not to become discouraged.
Greener pastures
filled with wonders into which we can sink our probosci.
We might be a bit tentative at first
putting out feelers,
determining if the news is real before we decide to dive in
Or, we might just decide to find a quiet place to rest
trying to camouflage ourselves
while keeping our eyes peeled 
for the next tweet storm.


  1. Loved these and I needed them today. I'm so exasperated with what's going on. Last night, I watched the panda cubs at the Atlanta zoo online. It was comforting to watch them.


    Hope you are doing well today.

    Megan xxx

  2. I love butterflies and butterfly gardens but have never been to that one. Definitely on my list for next time in Tucson.

    I also like a live cam in Alaska that sometimes catches the grizzlies at Katmai National Park-- not something I want to see in person though.


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