oh what fleeting moments I should capture, oh what memories I should still possess

Posts tagged “insects

simplicity of form

Here is a granddaddy longlegs (or daddy longlegs, depending on where you're from). What I see is a tiny little creature, with great big legs, who was just hanging out on my front porch. What I think is that you don't need a lot of frills to be interesting. Or even beautiful.

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Everything should be made as simple as possible,

but not simpler.

– Albert Einstein


size doesn’t matter

Coming in from a walk one afternoon, I reached in to pull the door open and touched something small and fuzzy. I immediately knew it was the scary creature who'd been flitting around my light fixture all morning. What I see is a little guy who I wouldn't want to cross. What I think is that we were equally afraid of each another.

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Size doesn’t matter,

neither in our capacity for fear,

nor in our ability

to put the fear in others.


wherever imagination takes you

I took this picture while out on a cruise of the yard with my dog, Louis. What I see is the typical detritus of a woody landscape. What I think of is a sturdy shell being carried away on a river of rain, a tiny boat and an insect family, who are scared and thrilled and excited and wet, floating away to parts yet unknown...to wherever my imagination dares to take them.

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The world

is but a canvas

to our imaginations.

– Henry David Thoreau