Extraordinary Beauty

I watched my echinacea die away.

The petals slipped out, one by one, and fluttered to the ground.

The butterflies moved on.

The stems dried and darkened.

The leaves curled and crisped and crumbled.

Maybe it was the stress of the move.

Maybe it was just their time.

But they left behind something extraordinarily beautiful.

I suppose that’s what we all hope for in the end.

Published by vickyinelvenrealm

I am a homeschooling mum living in New Zealand. My first elves, Adam and Merribelle, were created last year to teach regrouping to my son. They have been busy since then...

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