People I meet along trails seem to enjoy telling me what's ahead, obviously because I'm carrying a camera. I like it, people walking out in nature are always so kind. Today a woman told me I would be enjoying the many butterflies, Monarchs to be specific. She was right. There were so many and the experience so incredible, that for the first time I left my camera at my side and walked through the prairie, just absorbing the experience. This single image was taken as I was leaving the prairie.