This week, share a texture found in an unexpected place. It could be made of natural materials or with man-made objects. For more information go here.
THE LAST REMAINS OF THE FALLEN TREE
(Click on the photo to see all the textures.)
Does anyone (besides myself) think the remains of this tree resembles the decapitated head of the Big Bad Wolf? Which was why I photographed it in the first place this week.
The Sunrise Sunset Butterfly
And my garden supplied color-cordinated blossoms to go with him.
Or her? How do you determine the sex of a butterfly? Looks like it’s time to visit the interweb again.
BEHAVIOR: The male butterfly covers his territory by flying the same flight pattern throughout the entire day. The female flies an erratic pattens continually searching for food.
SIZE! The female butterfly is always larger than the male.
APPEARANCE! The wing patterns is different on the male and female.
EGGS! Another way of telling the gender of a butterfly is to watch and see whether the creature lays eggs. If you catch a butterfly and keep it overnight, if she’s female, she likely will have laid a clutch by morning. If no eggs are present, the butterfly is presumably male.
And who says my blog isn’t educational?
If you believe in fairies, then you have to believe in night flying butterflies. They really do exist in the realm of butterflies, even though I’ve never seen one personally. I have seen large night flying moths when I was living in rural Kansas. I even found one inside the window of my office one morning with a six-inch wing span.
So I decided to fold my origami version of what a night flying butterfly would like for today D.O.C. project.
MY NIGHT FLYING BUTTERFLY
The photo is actually a Morpho Butterfly.
It’s really strange, so far this year I haven’t seen any moths or butterflies (or bees) visiting the flower gardens. So to rectify the situation, I created several origami butterflies to add to the garden. As Mother Nature would have it, she sent one of her frequent sudden thunderstorms we’ve been plagued with this week. And only one butterfly survived. In other words, “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature!” Here’s the only butterfly and flowers that survived the downpour, my Photo Challenge entry to show the CONTRASTS between real and imitation nation.
This week, in a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo that says BETWEEN.
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This morning when I went out to see how my garden was growing
I discovered this solitary radiant red lily
Between the usual multitude of snowy white lilies.
The first to blossom in three years!