The last Monarch chrysalis in our backyard finally broke open and this beautiful male Monarch emerged two days ago. His first flight was to my finger as I was trying to photograph him. My heart skipped a beat when he flew to me. I gently put him onto this flower and he flexed his wings for me allowing me to capture this portrait of his full glory. Moments later he took off, circled our yard twice and then was gone. It has truly been my priviledge to be a part of this Monarch story. My message to each of you is to plant Milkweed and experience the magic of Monarchs for yourself.