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The Butteflies of Spring: Up Close and Personal

May 16th, 2020 Comments Off on The Butteflies of Spring: Up Close and Personal

Another up close and personal, virtual visit with the winged wonders of spring and summer as we wait for COVID-19 padlocks to be unlocked.

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Elusive and Effusive Skippers: Up Close and Personal

May 2nd, 2020 Comments Off on Elusive and Effusive Skippers: Up Close and Personal

My continuing “Up Close and Personal” series injecting some of the beauty of the nature into our locked-down society.

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The Romance of Butterflies and Wildflowers: Up Close and Personal

April 18th, 2020 Comments Off on The Romance of Butterflies and Wildflowers: Up Close and Personal

The third instalment in my “Up Close and Personal” series taking refuge in the beauty of nature as we remain in COVID-10 lockdown.

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When I Grow Old and Wear the Bottom of My Trousers Rolled: My Favourite Haunt

February 8th, 2020 3 Comments

A virtual tour along my favourite summer haunt.

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Hairstreaks: The Reward of Channeling Patience

November 9th, 2019 Comments Off on Hairstreaks: The Reward of Channeling Patience

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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