A writer inspired by nature and human nature

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. 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.

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

  3. Happy New Year, Bette.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  11. 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! ❤ xo

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

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

  16. Firelands said:

    Love the poem. Happy New Year, Bette!

  17. Happy New Year, Bette!

  18. Beautiful post Happy new year 😍

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

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

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

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

  23. Lovely poem!

  24. karenringalls said:

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

  25. Happy new year!

  26. Happy New Year, Bette. May your dreams soar. Beautiful poem to welcome the new year. ❤

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

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

  29. Happy New Year, Bette! XO

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

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

  32. 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! ❤ xo

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

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

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