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Hairstreaks: The Reward of Channeling Patience

November 9th, 2019 No Comments

Revisiting summers past and the Hairstreak butterflies that rewarded my patience

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A Glimpse Back in Time at Moments of Serendipity

January 12th, 2019 Comments Off on A Glimpse Back in Time at Moments of Serendipity

Is serendipity the purest expression of the joys of Mother Nature?

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The July Waltz of Carefree Winged Wonders

January 6th, 2018 Comments Off on The July Waltz of Carefree Winged Wonders

A metaphorical escape to summer glory to escape the vice grip of the dead of winter.

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Pausing to Honour the Hand of the Creator At Work

June 30th, 2017 Comments Off on Pausing to Honour the Hand of the Creator At Work

Finding a bit of sunshine in the rainy summer of 2016 by recognizing the hand of the Creator at work.

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Random Act of Metaphor: A Black Swallowtail with a Sense of Style

June 18th, 2016 Comments Off on Random Act of Metaphor: A Black Swallowtail with a Sense of Style

Learning to find pleasure in the same-old same old when it holds its own magic.

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Butterfly Camouflage: A Labour of love

August 10th, 2014 2 Comments

Four photos of elegant “Comma” butterflies and a tribute to Mother Nature’s master hand at camouflage.

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A Day Like No Other Beneath Cerulean Skies

July 19th, 2014 Comments Off on A Day Like No Other Beneath Cerulean Skies

The delights of a rare, picture-perfect summer day spent communing with winged creatures.

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Summer 2013 Retrospective: Winged Jewels That Passed My Way

August 31st, 2013 Comments Off on Summer 2013 Retrospective: Winged Jewels That Passed My Way

The highlights of my summer pursuit of butterflies and a warning sign for summers to come.

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My Love Affair with the Painful Sweetness of Spring

April 28th, 2012 Comments Off on My Love Affair with the Painful Sweetness of Spring

Why I think I shall have to stay here in this place where chanced has placed me – for the joys and thrills of spring.

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Three Trips to the Moon and Back: Outlasting Winter

January 9th, 2012 4 Comments

A mid-winter amble through the wonders of nature as I yearn for spring.

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