Palace of the Blue Butterfly | Episode 10. Early spring on the ranch has come and gone. This year my Yellow Butterflies magnolia bloomed for the first time since I planted it three years ago, and of course, the tulips, the forsythia, the heavenly daphne rewarded all my hard work. It’s a charmed time of year, a time when I can relax on the porch, all the stooping and planting of last fall forgotten.
The east-facing front porch is my . . .