Sunday, June 16, 2024

Eudaimonia

Water, trees and sky -

Beautiful, moody evening:

Eudaimonia.



* According to Britannica.com, eudaimonia is the condition of human flourishing or of living well, while Wikipedia describes it as "a Greek word literally translating to the state or condition of 'good spirit' "

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Old Friends

I'm pleased to still be seeing the Canadian Owlet Moth caterpillar visit its nearly exclusive plant (Thalictroides pubescens) in my yard.

I photographed this species on my Tall Meadow Rue in 2021 and 2022 - I'm so happy to have a visit from a species of old friends.



Friday, June 14, 2024

Blackberry Blooms

What a beautiful and simple flower our blackberries produce - so easily overlooked when all we cherish is the fruit they give us.


Papery petals

Spangled with reddish anthers

Readying for fruit




Thursday, June 13, 2024

Similarities

 I was struck by the similarity in color scheme between my Wild Columbines


and my Coral Honeysuckle

Both attract hummingbirds ...