Last year around this time I posted a photo of a butterfly I found being eaten by a wasp. At the time I thought it was symbolic of the seasonal change and days growing shorter and darker earlier. In retrospect, it could have been an omen for the apocalyptic year we are having. This year, I’ve only spotted lively, fluttering butterflies. Hopefully they are a sign that next year will be better.
The bald face of this mountain and the brilliant foliage in the foreground are both the product of the same destructive force.
I spotted this large bloom of fungi just off my neighborhood trail after a heavy rainstorm. I had never seen anything like them before. A quick google search revealed that it is a large shelf mushroom known as Chicken of the Woods, which is actually used by some as a chicken substitute. Who knew?
I spotted this moth resting on my window screen last weekend, and found the pattern on its wings mesmerizing.
I miss going out to eat at restaurants that have special flourishes like unusual marinades and craft cocktails, so I’m trying to create some of my own.
The sun is setting a little earlier every day. This is one of my favorite time of year, when the signs of fall’s arrival are just starting to show.
The only photo I took during an evening visit to the Iolani palace, the former home of Hawaii’s last monarchs. At the time, it was merely the building that appeared in the opening credits of Hawaii 5-0. It wasn’t until much later that I would understand the historical and cultural significance it has to native Hawaiians.
I spotted these mushrooms on an early morning walk after a rainstorm. Can’t you picture a fairy perching on one?
A blood vessel configuration at Discovery Place in Charlotte, NC. This model was created by injected the vessels with a special polymer. The surrounding tissue was then removed, leaving behind an delicate, eerie map of the blood vessels in a human head.
Thunderstorm rolling in at sunset over my neighborhood. I may have completely misjudged how quickly it was arriving before I left my house for a walk, but the pictures were worth it!