Thursday, November 15, 2018

Patterns in Nature

"Love is a canvas pattern furnished by Nature, 
and embroidered by imagination."

Monday, November 12, 2018

Honoring Veterans

"May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right."
                                                                           --Peter Marshall

Thursday, November 8, 2018


Wow!  That was my reaction after coming upon this beautiful giant while meandering through the butterfly habitat in Reimen Gardens on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa.  Officially this is an Atlas moth, the largest moth species.  Specifically, it was almost as wide as my outstretched hand and mostly burnt-orange in color.  According to the attendant in the butterfly wing, just that morning this moth emerged from its cocoon and would live from a few days to possibly a week or so. 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Autumn's Gift

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
                                                                          --Albert Camus

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Halloween Hangs Around

"At first cock-crow the ghosts must go back to their quiet graves below."
                                                                                      --Theodosia Garrison

Monday, October 29, 2018


"Sticky fingers, tired feet; one last house, trick or treat!"
                                                          --Rusty Fischer

Thursday, October 25, 2018


"A sunset is the sun's fiery kiss to the night."
                                                                  --Crystal Woods