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[29 Feb 2012 | 12 Comments | ]

Scanning her new territory,
the ghosts behind her mask are wilder
than last night’s crowded garden party.


A mantis scans her new territory

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Praying mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis

Insects etc. »

[27 Feb 2012 | 13 Comments | ]

A bumblebee dissolves into the landscape,
riding a carousel of flowers
through an overflowing garden.


A bumblebee dissolves into the landscape

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Bumblebee | Bombus impatiens

Insects etc. »

[24 Feb 2012 | 9 Comments | ]

A moth gazes back into the past,
leaving everything exactly where it was yesterday,
too cautious to say anything at all.


A moth gazes back into the past

Birds »

[22 Feb 2012 | 6 Comments | ]

As randy as a pair of spring songbirds,
stealing a glimpse past a glowing wing,
eavesdropping on a tangle of feathers in flight.


A randy pair of spring songbirds

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Sparrow | Passer domesticus

Insects etc. »

[20 Feb 2012 | 17 Comments | ]

We’re rapidly running out of winter,
and a summer squadron flies
out of the past like a mirage,
soundless wings beating with hive madness.


A summer squadron of bees

Insects etc. »

[17 Feb 2012 | 5 Comments | ]

A stealth bomber in no hurry,
resting from a game of hide and seek,
on the trail of mysterious scents.


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Dark-spotted Palthis Moth | Palthis angulalis

Birds, Books | Art | Misc, Insects etc. »

[16 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

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Insects etc. »

[15 Feb 2012 | 9 Comments | ]

A scavenger begins a journey,
the farthest ever traveled,
searching a garden with no address
for small epiphanies.


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Snail | Gastropod | mollusc

Birds »

[13 Feb 2012 | 10 Comments | ]

Backyard aerialists compete
before the first rain falls,
their small quarrel predicting
storms to come.


Backyard aerialists compete before the first rain

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Sparrow | Passer domesticus

Insects etc. »

[10 Feb 2012 | 16 Comments | ]

A twitchy hunter seeks her first meal,
a patient mantis nymph waits
for a reluctant ant,
her reputation at stake.


A twitchy mantis seeks her first meal

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Pavement ant | Tetramorium caespitum
Praying mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis