“Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain” Thoreau
Mindo Ecuador – My friends and I walked part of their property this past week, and we noted a clematis-like vine that sprawled along a damp ditch and climbed across anything in its path. Stopping to inspect a butterfly with delicate glass-like wings, we discovered a treasure of insects we might have otherwise missed.
How often we chase the elusive rainbow, while an equally satisfying treasurer lurks intimately nearby!
Very limited for time, I share these photos, though the butterfly pencil studies are as elusive as that rainbow!
This week, slow down and inspect what’s lurking nearby. You might be rewarded with some amazing jewels!
In another hummingbird-watching area, this precious little one seemed to be watching me! Does anyone have any idea what species this might be?
This timeout for art is posted a bit early while taking a really fast timeout for internet while in town! Most likely I will be offline until Tuesday of next week.
(Remember to mark the equinox!)