The First Day of Fall
(Sun Series #3)
It’s been a stormy day. Nothing is settled. The elk mint has grown quite tall and is falling over. He is unsure of his surroundings and calls out to the Mystery for help. Hints of help are in the air. A monarch caterpillar sits curled on the wet earth. I pick it up and place it on a flat leaf on the largest milkweed. Recognizing the leaf, it straightens up. The next time I look, it is gone. Nothing is settled. I cut the elk mint to dry inside.