Archive for the ‘flandscapes & flanerie’ Category

~like butter~

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Yo Ziggy, check out Mom’s sweater tie—it seriously stretches all the way to the dinning room!  And when it snaps back, you just grab it again, like, a million times.  Nah, don’t worry, she’ll never know. Now just to mix it up, you can start on her scarves, like the silk ones with the hand-beading?  […]

~let’s get ready to rumble!~

Saturday, September 12th, 2020

~jamming good with weird and gilly~

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Introducing 🐾Ziggy & Ivy 🐾! These tween siblings are four months old, spent some part of their first two months on the street, and have been with us nearly two weeks. Ivy (black) is polydactyl (she has extra front toes like mittens), and befitting a gal whose namesake is Poison Ivy Rorschach, she’s a purr machine […]

~who’s afraid of liz taylor?~

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

~resilient lady love~

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

This female Black Swallowtail (Papilio Polyxenes) lives in my garden, unhindered by her damaged wing, fluttering and feasting on the self-seeded verbena (planted last year) that pops up every so often in the beds. She keeps me company as I pull weeds, sip coffee, sweat, and sneak in some green time before the heat and to-do […]

~cosmic wink~

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

On my studio doorstep, in afternoon sun, I found half a luna moth’s wings.  I’ve longed to see this favorite in the wild, and this is as close as I’ve come.   It was left at my feet, like my cat used to leave birds and lizards, in offering. Like most, I haven’t been feeling especially grounded, and […]

~nectar thief~

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

A Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) purloining from a single Drumstick Allium (Allium sphaerocephalon). It kept flying away to sample others in this cluster, and even my hand at one point, then returning to its steady focus. Today I learned these critters are nectar thieves—they don’t pollinate in return for their delicious dinner. Even worse than […]

~good evening, ma’am~

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

A Broad Necked Root Borer, aka Prionus laticollis, went a-courtin’… Nah, the males are just attracted to light… insistently attracted.

~insect in flagrante~

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Teeny tiny acrobats braved the summer breezes in my Karl Foerster grass this afternoon. Japanese Beetles are known to ravage gardens (as though the damn deer and woodchuck were not sufficient), but are also of the Scarabaeidae family, and so, feel lucky–especially when (determinedly) getting lucky.

~blue dasher~

Monday, July 6th, 2020
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