Day 495 –Monarch — Haibun Journey Beauty Each Day

Today’s beauty was another monarch. At first it was on the buddleia plant. It is such a sharp contrast between the purple and the orange. I watched it as it made its way all around one flower, with a flap of it’s wings becoming momentarily invisible. Then it took off through the garden stopping briefly at every variety of flower. In the end it returned to the buddleia plant. It made me think of two things. First I thought of how sometimes are dreams are just out of sight, we catch a glimpse of what we want and then it seems impossible or just out of reach. Second, I thought how we chase after the next best thing, only to return home to the beauty we already had.

fragile blossoms
spirited away
windy evening