quinta-feira, 3 de agosto de 2017

SEASONAL CERTAINTIES IN MIGRATION




The Painted Lady in flight
going north




The monarch on nectar 
going south

I wonder if they have plans
 like our plans for species?

Dreams?



In ancient, pawing search, for what is good to "my offspring eggs".

 



Nectaring on cup plant, the Silphium perfoliatum, old and resilient prairie plant.



Blessed be Vanessa Cardui, the Painted Lady, seldom seen here, and when seen, always around now. 




and the seasonal certainty of Monarchs


Heirloom tomatoes and butterflies

Great antidotes for this world gone mad.



sábado, 15 de julho de 2017

BASIL and BELLIC ENCOUNTERS




& grounding news for today


Exuberance on Queen Anne's Lace, 
basil encounters, 
vanessas, and the bellic bug

Exuberance of pollinators
Basil encounters

Vanessa virginiensis
 on silphium perfoliatum

 And the Oncometopia orbona on silphium, once again, perfoliatum...
 

The shy broad-headed sharpshooter.
A leaf-hopper, suited in color, for our bellic world?...



All ID attempts continue to be, of course, mere approximations


quarta-feira, 12 de julho de 2017

A RENDA DA RAINHA ANA & QUEEN ANNE'S LACE




Na arquitetura do laço de Ana, Rainha-Mãe


Dona Ana, minha mãe teria comemorado seus 99 anos, ontem. Nos ultimos anos de sua vida por aqui, ela me contava que colecionava borboletas, e que as lagartas se alinhavam na cabeceira da cama dela, em seu quarto de menina.  Assim, mais uma bela sincronia se alinha ao meu derredor.


In the architecture of Queen Ana’s Lace.



Yesterday, Dona Ana, my mother, would have celebrated her 99th birthday. In her last years, she remembered the butterflies she collected, as a child, with caterpillars lining up around her childhood bed frame, for sleep at night. Blessed be the synchronies aligned around us.