Seasons of Love

Posted: January 2, 2012 in Uncategorized
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2011 passed in a haze of change and decisions.and 6 months flew by since the last time I remembered weekends being full of wanderlust and shoes full of mud.

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Photo above: Mating Gram Blues – A rare opportunity to have two pairs of frisky butterflies on the same leaf.

Since then I had not dipped a toe in seawater nor spent an entire weekend traipsing through the forest.  While my muscles waned and my little dog grew fatter, I grew progressively attached to the hobbies of the 45-degree inclined.  Inclined on a pillow, inclined on a couch, inclined in an office chair…that kind of thing.  

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Photos above and below: This lined forest skimmer or Cratilla lineata was patrolling a small area similarly inhabited by quite a few Cratilla metallica.  Although slimmer and lacking the larger spots on the wings of the metallica, it is not easy to spot it while it is in-flight amongst its larger cousins.

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However, encountering such moments with Nature once again on such rare long weekends over the new year into 2012 brings back reminders of why it would be impossible for any man-made entertainment or indulgence to replace her.

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Photo above: Another group of Pseudothemis jorina. Although uncommon, they are usually in numbers more than one when encountered.

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Photos above and below: My little dog enjoying the sand, sea and company of other dogs at the beach.

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So it’s time to re-embrace the disinclination and restlessness of a girl I once knew, who couldn’t go by without a weekend spent with leaves in her hair and mud on her boots.

 

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Comments
  1. trailblazer1 says:

    Missed you and your photos. Please stay vertical and muddy. Much affection from CA

  2. Lauri says:

    I have been missing you, too! So glad you popped in! Hopefully the inspiration to be tromping in the mud and the forest will stay with you!
    Love the pup! *scritches his head*

  3. Thanks Lauri! Thanks CA! Hope you have both been doing well these past months! 🙂

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