Passing through 🦋
It’s always gratifying to spot a monarch, an iconic butterfly that travels between 1,200 - 2,800 miles from Canada and the United States to the central forests of Mexico. In North America there are two populations, eastern and western, separated by the Rocky Mountains.
⬆️ Field thistle provides nectar for a monarch butterfly.
“The Philippines’ health ministry reported that are 3,561 new COVID-19 Infections, bringing the country's total to 119,460 & topping Indonesia for the most infections in Southeast Asia.The Health Ministry also reported 28 more deaths, bringing the country's total number of fatalities from the disease to 2,150. The government has placed metro Manila & nearby provinces such as Laguna, Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan under so-called "Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine" until Aug 18.”^
This is a new blow to the already paralyzed economy of the Philippines.
“The pandemic is challenging the capacity of response of any single country in the world. Our role is to make best use of our global knowledge and resources to join Government’s efforts to contribute to the safety and well-being of the Filipino people,” said Gustavo Gonzalez, UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Philippines. *
If the Philippines could be painted in the sky.
Then surely there is Hope.
Let us hold on !
Remembering our neighbor countries
and extending my sympathy to those countries experiencing fatalities.