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- Voit loin, très loin! Vit tes rêves, si vous en avez pas réfléchissez, trouvez un c’est notre raison de vivre ! Et quant on sait qu’on peut les vivre on se sent tellement vivant et quant on les vit ça on peut avoir des larmes de joie 🌸🍀🐴🏞🌅 ✍🏻☀️ #life #dream #secret #enjoy #sun #natue
- This post is not directly about butterfly weed (Asclepius tuberosa), though it is central to this post.
A few posts back I featured a monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) lighting on a common milkweed (Asclepius syriaca). I do not recall having butterfly milkweed in our yard growing up, so I didn’t know the potential dynamic between these three species. For some reason, I thought that once the common milkweed stopped blooming, as they did 2-3 weeks ago, we would not likely see another monarch, as I distantly remember it from my childhood.
I was thrilled to see a monarch sipping from one of our butterfly weed plants as I arrived home from work yesterday. It was a treat. It made me realize how a diversity of plants can bolster an endangered species. I do understand the adaptability of nature, both flora and fauna. I have less fear about future biodiversity changes due to climate change because adaptation and evolution is alive and well (land use and wiping out ecosystems, on the other hand). I guess some of my surprise is that, from my youth, I associated monarchs with common milkweed, which is way too simplistic. I avoided many wildlife classes to focus on trees, ecology, and climatic change, (eventually with the latter). I could have dove deep into monarch lit and learned more about this species. When I am “off duty” I enjoy letting the investigative part of my brain that dives into the science lit go still and enjoy the special moments like this one where Nature taps me on the shoulder (sometimes getting right in my face) and says, “Let me reveal another layer of Life you haven’t seen. Let me show you the wonder of Life and one small way Nature survive’s.” (I’m not sure why Nature refers to itself in the 3rd Nature, but apparently it does. And why not?) .
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- Hi everyone @californiafarmsandranches sunflower field and amazing tree and amazing sunset what a combination last week ! @kirit143 really helped me with The edit on this focal point picture ! He’s an amazing editor and photographer and we work together closely ! Contact me or him if you’re interested in a class via Skype or through screen share . He also does 1 to 1 Workshops when I’m not in New York ! This was one of the most epic sunsets I’ve ever witnessed . There still a lot of sunflowers left if you’re interested in learning how to chase sunflowers and what goes into the shots contact me I have availability .
- La belleza está entre nosotros y sino somos capaces de verla, no podremoa cuidarla.