By day, she tends the grapevines in an old Spanish vineyard, but by night, she becomes Queen Mariposa, ruler of flora and fauna, creater of the most delicious wine ever tasted. True monarchs know the value of hard work, so the young woman begins her journey to the throne by spending her days in drab attire under the hot sun, pruning and shaping the over grown vines at an abandoned vineyard. But by the light of the moon, she glimpses the future when her arduous task is complete. Standing on the edge of the stone patio, she holds a scepter, her jeweled crown studdded with diamonds and pearls, a cherry red overskirt enveloping her blue-grey ball gown. Knowing that all living creatures enhance the growth of the grapes, she summons butterflies and moths to assist with pollination. Just as the enchanted arbor is her chrysalis, changing her from young woman to queen, the vinyard also transforms, blossoming under her skilled hands.
Susan Redington Bobby