Sentinel at the Gate


they stand as sentry, guardian

of wild freedoms lost to

modernity’s influence, awaiting

a spirit poised in readiness

and a heart eager to learn secrets

of tangled growth: access is

granted on a flash of orange

wings, creative passions released


The Gatekeeper butterflies are doing really well in the meadow and along the local lanes this year. For day 64 of 365 Days Wild I snapped this picture when I was out:


Once I arrived home I spent some time drawing it.


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