There is a little spot about 10 minutes from where I live that plays host to thousands of Monarch butterflies every year from October through February. They come down from the north to escape the killing cold of winter, finding refuge in our groves of Monterey Pine and Eucalyptus trees. They form clusters on the trees in such a way that it looks like orange and black leaves have grown. When it's warm, they fly around looking for nectar. It is really an amazing sight.
This year I got to take Caitlin for the first time. She was so excited to see the butterflies and play at the beach with me, Nana and Aunt Wendy. We had a wonderful day - warm weather, beautiful scenery, and good company. The butterflies and the beach were gorgeous. Caitlin was an angel, as usual.