I let my parsley grow wild in hope of attracting black swallowtails.
I inspect every bit of milkweed along the roadside, eyes peeled for a monarch chrysalis.
Summer after summer I patiently wait but I never quite find what I'm looking for.
This morning after cutting back my now inedible parsley,
I looked down to find a different kind of hatching.
Perhaps it's not a butterfly, but wow, isn't the cicada beautiful too?