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[6 Jan 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

Frozen fire lost in winter’s pocket,
punching a complicated path
through windblown snowdrifts.


A bee flies a complicated path

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Honey bee | Apis mellifera

Birds, Insects etc. »

[30 Dec 2013 | 6 Comments | ]

A few of my favorite posts and images from the past year.
Post links to your own favorite photos from 2013 in the comments.

Capturing Angels:
Pulling the strings of the night, a Jewel spider captures
angels lost in every dark corner.
A Jewel spider<br />
captures angels lost in every dark corner
Jewel spider | Gasteracantha cancriformis


Gangnam Style:
A lightening rod of fury sparks a frenzied
Gangnam Style dance, unfriendly neighbors
in a fevered confusion of wings.
Unfriendly neighbors<br />
in a fevered confusion of wings
Sparrow | Passer domesticus


Tomfoolery:
Watching a daring suitor’s aerial maneuvers,
a firefly anticipates tomfoolery in the afterglow.
A firefly anticipates tomfoolery in the afterglow
Firefly | Photinus pyralis


Burning Out the Day:
A confusion of legs eclipse the sinking sun,
obsolete relics in love, burning out the day.
A confusion of legs eclipse the sinking sun
Crane fly | Tipulidae


A Hint of Heartbreak:
A mantis rules a conquered coneflower,
a sleepless widow bewitched
by a hint of heartbreak.
A mantis rules a conquered coneflower
Chinese Praying Mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis


Books | Art | Misc, Insects etc. »

[23 Dec 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

Sending off the year in a blaze of luciferin,
folding up the seasons in a final
flickering greeting, a firefly drifts through
my memories of summer.


A firefly drifts through my memories of summer

Insects etc. »

[9 Dec 2013 | 9 Comments | ]

As the year runs out, fireflies spark
a fierce collision between night and day,
an unfinished dream of fire.


Fireflies spark<br />
 a fierce collision between night and day

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Firefly | Lampyridae | Photinus pyralis

Insects etc. »

[25 Nov 2013 | 19 Comments | ]

A mantis rules a conquered coneflower,
a sleepless widow bewitched
by a hint of heartbreak.


A praying mantis rules a conquered coneflower

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Chinese Praying Mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis

Insects etc. »

[19 Nov 2013 | 11 Comments | ]

Tracing an elliptical orbit, a honey bee loops
and twists through a garden’s
linear architecture.


A honey bee loops<br />
 and twists through a garden's architecture

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Honey bee | Apis mellifera

Insects etc. »

[11 Nov 2013 | 10 Comments | ]

Ruler of a shadow universe of dark matter,
rounding up ghost stars skittering
down gravity wells.


An ant rules of a shadow universe

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Pavement ant | Tetramorium caespitum

Insects etc. »

[28 Oct 2013 | 7 Comments | ]

A katydid has a passport to eternity,
a jumping-off point above
the dimming stars.


A katydid has a passport to eternity

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Katydid | Long-horned Grasshopper

Insects etc. »

[21 Oct 2013 | 7 Comments | ]

A landscape in search of a map,
a little dynamo drinks from a leaf
with no address.


A little fly drinks from a leaf with no address

Insects etc. »

[7 Oct 2013 | 9 Comments | ]

A dancing bee throws off enough sparks
to scatter clouds.


A dancing bee throws off sparks

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Honey bee | Apis mellifera