Monday, September 16, 2019
“Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.”
~ Bradley Millar
A Woolly Bear caterpillar – larvae of the Isabella Tiger Moth – is touched with the morning dew on a beautiful late October day at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
In describing the legend of the Woolly Bear caterpillar predicting the severity of the coming winter, The Old Farmer’s Almanac states the Woolly Bear caterpillar has 13 distinct segments of either rusty brown or black. The wider the rusty brown sections (or the more brown segments there are), the milder the coming winter will be. The more black there is, the more severe the winter.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
“I stood face to face with the moon and the ocean and the future that spread out with all its bewildering immensity before me.”
~ Pat Conroy
A man stands at the edge of the shore of the Atlantic Ocean at Folly Field Beach Park, Hilton Head Island in the Lowcountry of South Carolina on a beautiful late October morning.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breathe of spring?”
~ Neltje Blanchan
~ Neltje Blanchan De Graff Doubleday was a United States scientific historian and nature writer who published several books on wildflowers and birds under the pen name Neltje Blanchan. Her work is known for its synthesis of scientific interest with poetic phrasing.
The sunlight of a southern morning in spring wraps itself around a fragrant gardenia bloom, illuminating its beauty on a late May morning in the Lowcountry of Beaufort County, South Carolina.