autumn's overnight frost has ushered in the end of summer.
what was once green and lush, now turns brown and brittle.
the milkweed pods look like death shrouds,
but as it splits open it reveals something quite opposite of death;
a hundred seeds spill out with wings that will carry them on the wind.
seeds that carry the hope of new life and a spring yet to come.
everyday gift: beauty in a milkweed pod