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May your New Year be Amazing
as a Monarch Butterfly

May your days be blessed and beautiful

May your nights, sweet dreams supply

May your New Year be amazing

As a monarch butterfly

Wishing all of you and our amazing monarch butterflies…
“An Amazing New Year!”

~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author

All About Monarchs

Monarch butterflies offer an amazing view into the intricate nature of the wild. Their science name, Danaus Plexippus, Greek for “Sleepy Transformation,” gets part of the story right, but not the epic whole. International conservation efforts to protect and restore monarch habitat are ongoing. These efforts may help improve the near-endangered/endangered status of the species; but we, as ordinary citizens, can easily help the monarch butterfly recovery right in our own backyards and gardens. Find out more at the links below.


Comments on: "Have an Amazing New Year! (+poem by Bette A. Stevens)" (73)

  1. Bette, I hope your 2018 is off to a fantastic start. Hugs.

  2. Bette, wishing you smooth trails and day filled with the warmth that brings butterflies.

  3. Happy New Year Bette. I would so love to see a Monarch butterfly some fine day 😊

    • I hope you get a chance to see one soon, Brigid. They are truly magnificent creatures–they glimmer like stain-glass windows. Wishing you A Blessed & Beautiful 2018, my friend! <3 xo

  4. That’s a lovely wish … monarchs are beautiful. What ARE we doing that so many beauteous creatures are endangered on our watch?

  5. So beautiful, Bette. Thank you, my friend. Wishing you joy. love, peace, laughter ❤

  6. Happy New Year, Bette! XO

  7. Beautiful blessing. And I send it too you, also, with a hug.

  8. Amazing and wonderful New Year to you too, Betty! Love your poem! 😊❤ xoxo

  9. Happy New Year, Bette. May your dreams soar. Beautiful poem to welcome the new year. <3

  10. Happy new year!

  11. Wishing you a blessed 2018. I love your poem with its words of beauty and love.

  12. Lovely poem!

  13. Happy New Year, Bette! Keeping the Monarchs in mind as I plant and prune each year!

  14. Beautiful words and sentiment, Bette! Wishing you a blessed New Year, too! ❤🎉🎆🥂

  15. A beautiful message, Bette. Happy New Year.

  16. May you have a year that is filled with joy, happiness, hope, and prosperity Wishing You a Happy New year.

  17. Beautiful post Happy new year 😍

  18. Happy New Year, Bette!

  19. Firelands said:

    Love the poem. Happy New Year, Bette!

  20. A happy, healthy, and lovely New Year, Bette. Love and hugs. ❤️

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  22. Thank you Bette for wishing in this poetic way…You too and yours are wished the best of the world, good health and happiness throughout 2018 and beyond. 🙂 Love and New year hugs.

  23. Happy New Year!! Sweet poem. I love that about Haiku–so much said in so few words. My favorite book is hard to chose but ‘Dog Bone Soup’ is closest to my heart. Love you!

    • Thanks all around, Micki. <3 Sending lots of love and wishes for a New Year filled with blessings for you and yours! xoxoxoxo…

  24. Thank you, Bette! I’d love to have a butterfly year! I see there is a nor’easter bearing down on Maine. Stay safe and warm! Happy new Year!

    • Thanks, Noelle. It’s much too early for these sub-zero temps. May spring arrive early and monarchs rebound! May your New Year be blessed and beautiful! <3 xo

  25. Lovely poem, Bette! Happy New Year, my friend! Hugs xx

  26. A very Happy New Year to you, Bette! ❤️

  27. Have a successful and happy 2018 and let’s hope the monarch butterflies have a wonderful year, too…

  28. Happy New Year, all the best for 2018.

  29. Stay safe – and remember, New Year’s resolutions are sometimes hard to reach!

  30. Wish you Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year, Bette

  31. Thank you. dear Bette! A butterfly year…it sounds amazing indeed! Happy New Poetic year! 🙂

  32. Happy New Year, Bette.

  33. Best wishes to you too, Bette, for a joyous and prosperous New Year!

  34. Happy New Year, Bette. Wishing you all the best for 2018. And I had no idea Monarchs were nearing endangerment. They are beautiful, but like the firefly, I do see less and less of them each year.

  35. Happy New Year!

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