Feather grass

I just discovered this new species I’m calling feather grass…what an interesting seed dispersal strategy it has! 😀   WILL there really be a morning? Is there such a thing as day? Could I see it from the mountains If I were as tall as they? Has it feet like water-lilies? Has it feathers like […]

Monarchs are pretty and The butterfly obtains, by Emily Dickinson

The butterfly obtains But little sympathy, Though favorably mentioned In Entomology. Because he travels freely And wears a proper coat, The circumspect are certain The he is dissolute. Had he the homely scutcheon of modest Industry, T were fitter certifying for Immortality. – Emily Dickinson

The Village in Winter, and It will be Summer–Eventually, by Emily Dickinson

342 It will be Summer — eventually. It will be Summer — eventually. Ladies — with parasols — Sauntering Gentlemen — with Canes And little Girls — with Dolls — Will tint the pallid landscape — As ’twere a bright Bouquet — Tho’ drifted deep, in Parian — The Village lies — today — The […]

Windmill and There came a wind like a bugle, by Emily Dickinson

Those windmills that dot the countryside and seem to top every ridge in central Pennsylvania are way bigger than they seem. There came a wind like a bugle; It quivered through the grass, And a green chill upon the heat So ominous did pass We barred the windows and the doors As from an emerald […]

Echinacea purpurea, and I hide myself within a flower, by Emily Dickinson

Guys, I just stumbled on this photo I took last summer.  How did I not notice how pretty this was before? I hide myself within my flower, That wearing on your breast, You, unsuspecting, wear me too – And angels know the rest. I hide myself within my flower, That, fading from your vase, You, […]


I’ve seen the trends in photos on various photo sharing sites, like Google + “Caturday!” or “Wildlife Wednesday”. And I thought, “Hey!  ‘Spider’ and ‘Satur’ have the same number of syllables and they both start with ‘S’!”  And, conveniently, Brisbane is jam-packed with the lovely little (or not so little in many cases) arachnids. So […]