It is Monarch butterfly migration time, and I alway like to commemorate the time with a still life of the courageous creatures. Having 2 cats, I find it best to have really delicate things protected, and what better way to protect my antique teapot, than in a cage? Hubby found this beautiful paper monarch that flutters it's wings, and I attached it to the top of the birdcage to highlight the colors. Also inside the cage is a tiny mouse flying on the back of a butterfly. My mother, who volunteers for the Missouri Conservation Department, spent last weekend banding thousands of butterflies to track their progress across the country to their home way to the south. I worried that the tiny dot stickers they place on the butterflies would cause them to fly crooked, but she said they took off without a problem. I still visualize issues with the tracking dots, and will have to draw something to that effect! Blessings on your journey, Monarchs!