Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Monarch migration

My son and I dined outdoors tonight, enjoying vegetables freshly picked from our garden, and watching scores of monarchs settle into the trees for the evening.

It was picture-perfect, and I felt guilty revelling in the Disney-esque moment, knowing that the monster Rita is lumbering towards Texas, sure to unleash yet another catastrophe.

I have read that the birds and animals sensed the impending danger of the impending Boxing Day tsunami and sought higher ground. I also heard that, the day before Katrina made landfall, all of the birds flew away. I hope that the monarchs will sense the impending danger of Rita, and adjust their migration patterns accordingly.

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