Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The God of Small Things

The wild overgrown garden was full of the whisper and scurry of small lives - rat snake, yellow bullfrogs, mongoose.
-Arundhati Roy - The God of Small Things

Outrageously beautiful Coleus

Rabid Wolf Spider

Spicebush Swallowtail on Ironweed 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Cardinal Flower

Handsome Trig (bush cricket family)

Half the joy in life is in little things taken on the run.  Let us run if we must - but let us keep our hearts young and our eyes open so that nothing worth our while shall escape us.  And everything is worth its while if we can only grasp it and its significance.
-Victor Cherbuliez

Carpenter Bee

Carpenter Bee

Pink Gentian - the queen bee wildflower of Indigo Hill

Unidentified Cricket

Unidentified frog freshly emerged from the tadpole sanctuary

Milkweed Tussock Moth Larvae on Common Milkweed

We can do not great things, only small things with love.
- Mother Teresa


Unidentified Grasshopper

Prairie Coneflower

Milkweed Tussock Moth Larvae on Common Milkweed

Pine pitch

Unidentified Hymenoptera

Spotted Apatelodes Moth Larvae

Spined Micrathena

Great Spangled Fritillary

Duranta erecta is a species of flowering shrub in the verbena family Verbenaceae, native from Mexico to South America and the Caribbean. Common names include Golden DewdropPigeon Berry, and Skyflower. In Mexico, the native Nahuatl name for the plant is Xcambocoché.

The God of Small Things is alive and well and living in Whipple, Ohio


Kathie Brown said...

TR, just beautiful!

Doug Taron said...

Hi TR,

It's been forever since I stopped by your blog. What a lovely set of photos. The spicebush swallowtail is actually a dark form female tiger swallowtail. If you look carefully, you can see the faint tiger striping on the wing pattern.


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