You feel like that sometimes? I’m feelin’ it today as I did some rearranging of dresser drawers. I purged a few things. God doesn’t want me to hang onto the old, worthless nothings, because He says I’m worth it (they just hold me back anyway). This is a beautiful capture of the male I released yesterday. . . . . . #outwiththeold #purge #transformation #worthless #milkweed #nature #naturelover #chrysalis #gold #godscreation #monarchfood #monarcheggs #metamorphosis #monarchbutterfly #caterpillar #caterpillarfood #embrace #beautiful #beauty #monarch_hosts #butterfly #monarch #conservation #raisingmonarchs

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That first chrysalis is from tonight. The other is from this morning. It’s an amazing transformation. I anticipate emerging sometime tomorrow. Can’t wait! . . . . . #monarchbutterfly #monarchcaterpillar #caterpillar #butterfly #monarch #conservation #raisingmonarchs #milkweed #nature #naturelover #chrysalis #gold #godscreation #monarchfood #monarchchrysalis #savethemonarchs #monarcheggs #monarchwatch #metamorphosis

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Be sure to visit next year at the Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds in Imlay City, Michigan! . . . . . #lavenderfestival #lavender #fairgrounds #eastmifairgrounds #easternmichiganfairgrounds #lavenderfestival #holistichealth #natural #michiganlavenderfarm #lavenderfields #michiganfestivals #mifestivals #handcrafted #madeinmichigan #madeindetroit #imlaycitymichigan #eventsinmichigan #michiganevents #imlaycity #share #music #livemusic #michiganlavenderfestival #michiganevents #eventsinjuly #julyevents #festivals #festivalsinmichigan #lavenderfarm

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The last (I believe) of my Monarchs for the season. This caterpillar is getting close, and the chrysalis is almost there (see the dent at the top). I really want to record the hatching, but I’m not sure I’ll be able. After these two, I’ll have released (with assistance for a few of them while we were out of town) 10 butterflies. A couple have been good size but the rest very little. I’m grateful to have taken part in their survival! BTW, the skeleton next to the chrysalis is just the caterpillar exoskeleton before it transformed. Because they spin a wide thread (looks like a thin piece of gauze when removed), it’ll end up pulling down the last chrysalis. I can’t remove it until the last Monarch is free. . . . . . #monarchbutterfly #monarchcaterpillar #caterpillar #butterfly #monarch #conservation #raisingmonarchs #milkweed #nature #naturelover #chrysalis #godscreation #gold #monarchfood #shinygold #shiny #chrysalis

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