quarta-feira, 13 de setembro de 2017

ON THIS DAY


A praying mantis




A snake


The mating of Cupido


Pennsylvania beetles on obedient plant





A hummingbird at rest, before migration?



segunda-feira, 11 de setembro de 2017

AMAZING GRACE



Amazing Grace

In the forget 

life is here
composted
compounded confused
geometric tantric fields of sky
landscape dream cloud
in elephant shape

sliding away (as clouds tend to)
from three generations
of women and many of their men
waltzing to Cohen
and to Lorca
amazing grace light green of spring
swell of pregnant poppies
tight solar plexus
creeping happily

in the forget

dance of summer

here
is wonder in waiting
willing wish

life wanting to stay.




Nossa Senhora das Graças

dos esquecimentos
da vida aqui
compostada
confusa complicada

em planos geometricos
tântricos das paisagens do céu
em nuvens de elefantes

deslizando (como só as nuvens sabem)
por três gerações de mulheres
e muitos de seus homens
valsando ao som de Lorca
e de Cohen

Nossa Senhora das Graças
luz clara verde de primavera
das papoulas grávidas

do apêrto na boca do coração

se insinuando
nessa felicidade do esquecer
da dança do verão

aqui
na surprêsa do esperar
do querer saber

da vida querendo ficar


quarta-feira, 23 de agosto de 2017

terça-feira, 22 de agosto de 2017

Eclipsian impressions

A tagged monarch, just before 


eery and cold silence

no moon shadow shapes

bees, butterflies, flowers

in filtered low light

and a moth gone crazy 
in quasi twilight, of course












The painted lady and back to the circus, just after
 

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