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Relief on the Wing for the Stay at Home Blues

January 16th, 2021 by Michael Dyet

Hmmm, I think it is time for a visit to the highlights of summers past.

Now that we are officially under a Stay at Home order and also in the middle of winter, it seems an appropriate time to dip into my treasure trove of winged wonder photographs. I hope these selections brighten your day, lift your spirits and take you away for a brief respite from grim reality.

Baltimore Checkerspot

The most regal of butterflies in these parts. Photogenic to a fault. Freshly emerged and the picture of perfection.

Wandering Glider

Amber-streaked wings for gliding on air. Resting ever so briefly in a life spent on the wing. A free spirit for one season only.

Common Buckeye

Uncommonly striking despite its name. Each eyespot a masterpiece in its own right. Profusion of earth tones only nature could conceive.

Twin-Spotted Spiketail

Splotches of yellow seen from afar. Gossamer wings that scarcely seem real. Almost always hanging out at my secret Spiketail stream.

Great-spangled Fritillary

Blinding splash of sunlit orange. Spatter of spots from nature’s own paintbrush. Set against a backdrop of verdant greenery.

May these be metaphors of freedom, light and independence in a time when we are sorely lacking in such pleasures.

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