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On Cricket Time, Not Mine

I was reminded of this poem tonight, by a cricket who hopped on my knee. It's a poem that takes a while the first time you see it ... a nonsensical staircase of letters by e.e. cummings: r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r ~  by e.e. cummings It's nonsensical until you learn, as OxfordWords blog explains, that e.e. cummings is presenting a "grasshopper in flight in a jumble of letters, mimicking the moment when it transforms from a jumping streak back into the [...]

2018-02-15T20:33:09+00:00August 8th, 2014|Blog, Insects|6 Comments

Meadowhawk Cleared for Landing

I'm taking a long break from my writing here at the blog, to finish some creative projects.  I'll be posting some of my favorite photos and photo-tunes in this spot. (Ziggy Marley, today). Thanks, my friends, for sticking around and for giving this space a little heartbeat. :) Variegated Meadowhawk on approach • Sympetrum corruptum Olympus OM-D E-M1 + Zuiko 50-200mm • 1/4000 • f4.0 • ISO 500 Dragonflies and damselflies like to return to [...]

2018-05-10T01:01:17+00:00June 9th, 2014|Blog, Insects|0 Comments

The Magical Mystery Tour of Tent Caterpillars

When I saw the first signs of tent caterpillars outside our flat, I kept the sighting to myself. We have a neighbor, a home owner just up the hill who screams at crows -- and who dead-heads her plants to the point of denuding them. I knew if she saw this tiny tent on the fir tree, she'd make short work of the squirmers inside. This spring we had what's called an "outbreak" of [...]

2018-02-17T07:53:11+00:00July 14th, 2013|Blog, Insects|11 Comments