New Life

100_2552I have a nursery of Monarch butterflies in my backyard, all because of the milkweed plant that I planted in 2012.  The plant has grown quite large and in April/May I had 35 cocoons scattered on posts, railings, walls, chairs, pots, willow tree….  Not all survived from that group but the ones that did brought joy watching the butterflies emerge and they come fluttering back to visit and lay more eggs on the plant.  I counted 10 caterpillars, and 6 more cocoons yesterday.

But there is more new life!  Here’s a photo of baby Rowan.  I’m a proud grandma!


There is something very miraculous about new life!

Love, appreciate, share, commune, fear not and live!  Take Joy, LR


About Wings of Wonder

Linda Ruddy is a creative and she works in a variety of materials including pencils, paints, paper, porcelain and fabric. Her current projects involve hand-sewn bookbinding, children's book illustrating, and writing. In 2010, two of her paintings were published in the Saddleback College literary magazine, The Wall. In the past, she has received recognition for painting and doll making. Linda lives in California with her husband and family pet. Her new blog can be found Please visit often to see how the site develops. Following the muse, Linda Ruddy
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5 Responses to New Life

  1. marilynscottwaters says:

    What a little cutepod! Much joy there indeed. Congrats, M

  2. catherine says:

    Love it and love you

  3. JSD says:

    He’s adorable!

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