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DAILY POST WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – TEXTURES

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.

 

TEXTURES

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.

30 DOC – Origami Butterflies … Day 22

30 Days Of Creativity – Tuesday – Day 22 — Today my Origami Butterfly is another variation that I created based on a number of models I featured in past posts.

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The Lemon-Lime Butterfly

30DOC – Origami Butterflies … WEDNESDAY Day 9

Today, I created my own butterfly design…DSC00116

The Sunrise Sunset Butterfly

And my garden supplied color-cordinated blossoms to go with him.

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Or her? How do you determine the sex of a butterfly? Looks like it’s time to visit the interweb again.

THE ANSWER!

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?

30DOC – Origami Butterflies … Day 7

Nightflyers

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.Moth

So I decided to fold my origami version of what a night flying butterfly would like for today D.O.C. project.

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MY NIGHT FLYING BUTTERFLY

Though I really think he would be this shade of blue.MoBut4

The photo is actually a Morpho Butterfly.

WORDLESS WEDNESDAYS – The Missing Origami Butterflies

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

This week, in a post created specifically for this challenge, share your own photo showing a CONTRAST.DSC00043

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.

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: JEEPERS CREEPERS!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Between

This week, in a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo that says BETWEEN.

Click HERE to learn more about this challenge.RedLily

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! 

FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH: PART ONE – BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE!

For some unknown reason, our daily rains failed to show up for FRIDAY 13! Instead, Renee and I woke up to rediscover a heavenly blue sky and sunny day you can only find in the Wicket City on the best of all possible days. And while I could have stayed home and mowed the lawn again, I said NO WAY! Today was my day for day tripping! So I slathered on my sun screen … (yes, I had a small basal cell growth removed from my cheek this winter) …  and headed for my corner MetroBus stop.

DESTINATION: FOREST PARK AND A DAY OF CONVERSING WITH NATURE!

DSC09963The first thing I discovered was birthday cake celebrating the 150th Birthday of the City of Saint Louis.  As you might have figured out, this one was sponsored by the Saint Louis Shakespeare Festival n’ Forest Park. Every spring the Shakespeare Festival stages one of Shakespeare’s plays in a natural amphitheatre on the side of Art Hill.

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This year they are staging TWO plays. Henry IV and Henry V on alternating evenings. And yes, admission is free … but you can leave a monetary donation if you are so inclined.

For those of you who need to brush up on your Shakespeare, they do supply a plot outline and character list billboard.DSC09964

Feel free to brush up by clicking twice on the photo.

Naturally the stage is positioned in a small forest of tall trees.DSC09968

For seating you have the option to rent chairs, spread your blankets and pillows on the ground, or bring your own favorite chairs.DSC09966

Notice that some early arrivals have already staked out their blanket and chair places.  Refreshments are available from a multitude of vendor tents at the top of the hill. And there is a long line of Port-a-potties for nature calls. Prior to the start of the play, buskers, minstrels, jugglers and magicians stroll through the audience. It’s a real fun night! Especially when it doesn’t rain.

Tomorrow, Part Two – I Talk To The Animals!

 

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