In today’s challenge, show us what “gone, but not forgotten” means to you. It could be a photo of a faithful canine friend who’s chasing squirrels in a better place, a spot in your city, town, or village that reminds you of a relationship now over, a talisman that reminds you of something that you can never get back, a photo of you in your smashing 70s silver lamé jumpsuit, or the crumbs that remain from the delicious cheesecake you baked. (For more information go HERE!)
Today, I looked out the window to see the doom and gloom another late fall rainy day. So what do I miss most? What else but the bright colors of summer! And a single blossom can really tell a big story!
This week, show us your interpretation of descent — experiment with your point of view and angle, or go even deeper with the theme. For more information go [here!]
Without the descent of the leaves from the trees, there wouldn’t be any FALL!
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.